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Mandarin Orange Cheesecake Recipe

Mandarin Orange Cheesecake Recipe

Chocolate, cream cheese and orange flavors blend beautifully in this diminutive cheesecake from Susan Manning of Detroit, Michigan. Try it when you crave a homemade treat!
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling Bake: 5 min. YIELD:4 servings


  • 1/2 cup crushed chocolate wafers (about 8 wafers)
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 4-1/2 teaspoons sugar
  • 4 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1 tablespoon orange marmalade
  • 1 cup whipped topping
  • 1 can (11 ounces) mandarin oranges, drained


  • 1. In a small bowl, combine the wafer crumbs, butter and sugar. Press onto the bottom and 1/2 in. up the sides of an ungreased 6-in. springform pan. Place on a baking sheet. Bake at 375° for 5 minutes. Cool on a wire rack.
  • 2. In a small bowl, beat cream cheese and marmalade until blended. Fold in whipped topping. Arrange two-thirds of the oranges over the crust. Spread with cream cheese mixture. Decorate with remaining oranges. Cover and refrigerate for 2 hours before serving. Yield: 4 servings.

Nutritional Facts

One piece (prepared with reduced-fat chocolate wafers, reduced-fat butter, reduced-fat cream cheese, reduced-fat sugar fruit spread and fat-free whipped topping) equals 213 calories, 10 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 30 mg cholesterol, 196 mg sodium, 27 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 5 g protein.

Reviews for Mandarin Orange Cheesecake

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Reviewed Sep. 29, 2009

"This was easy to make, the cheesecake filling doesn't have much of an orange flavor but with the oranges in the bottom it tastes great. I added 1 Tbs. of sugar to the filling, it was not sweet at all."

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