Orange Cheesecake Bars Recipe
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Orange Cheesecake Bars Recipe

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I still remember the last day of first grade, when our teacher treated the class to little cups with orange sherbet and vanilla ice cream swirled together. I tried to capture that same delicious flavor when I created these creamy layered bars. -Connie Faulkner, Moxee, Washington
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + chilling Bake: 45 min. + cooling
MAKES:36 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + chilling Bake: 45 min. + cooling
MAKES: 36 servings


  • 2 cups crushed vanilla wafers (about 60 wafers)
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 3 packages (8 ounces each) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 can (14 ounces) sweetened condensed milk
  • 3 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons orange juice concentrate
  • 1 teaspoon grated orange peel
  • 1 teaspoon orange extract
  • 5 drops yellow food coloring
  • 3 drops red food coloring

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 106 calories, 6g fat (3g saturated fat), 32mg cholesterol, 71mg sodium, 11g carbohydrate (9g sugars, 0 fiber), 2g protein.


  1. In a large bowl, combine the wafer crumbs and butter. Press into a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking pan.
  2. In a large bowl, beat cream cheese until smooth. Add the milk, eggs and vanilla; beat just until combined. Pour half over crust.
  3. Add the orange juice concentrate, orange peel, extract and food coloring to the remaining cream cheese mixture; beat until combined. Pour over first layer.
  4. Bake at 325° for 45-50 minutes or until center is almost set. Cool on a wire rack. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours before cutting. Yield: 3 dozen.
Originally published as Orange Cheesecake Bars in Taste of Home October/November 2002, p31

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Geri Greene User ID: 4847076 115782
Reviewed Jan. 16, 2012

"We always called the ice cream bar a Dream Cicle - glad to have a cheesecake version of this !"

Geri Greene User ID: 4847076 51231
Reviewed Jan. 16, 2012

"I LOVE orange sherbet anything and am so thrilled you even spelled "sherbet" correctly. LOL Our local radio announcers always call it sherbeRt and it never ceases to amaze me. I would put this near the top of my dessert list as it is unique and a childhood fav!!"

44473 User ID: 1263669 53845
Reviewed Feb. 3, 2011

"I don't know how this is an award winning recipe...I ended up throwing most of it away. It is definitely not worth buying the ingredients that are needed. I have experimented with many cheesecake recipes which ranged from excellent to okay, but this one will be a memorable worst."

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