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Orange Chocolate Cheesecake Recipe

Orange Chocolate Cheesecake Recipe

"White chocolate and oranges are perfect together in this dessert," says Tangee Bradley, Columbia, South Carolina.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Bake: 65 min. + chilling YIELD:12-16 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 cups vanilla wafer crumbs (about 60 wafers)
  • 6 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • FILLING:
  • 4 packages (8 ounces each) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup (8 ounces) sour cream
  • 4 eggs
  • 10 ounces white baking chocolate, melted
  • TOPPING:
  • 1 cup (8 ounces) sour cream
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/2 to 1 teaspoon orange extract
  • 2 cans (11 ounces each) mandarin oranges, well drained

Directions

  • 1. Combine the first three ingredients; press onto the bottom and 1-1/2 in up the sides of a greased 10-in. springform pan. Bake at 350° for 10 minutes; cool completely.
  • 2. In a large bowl, beat the cream cheese, sugar and sour cream until smooth. Add eggs; beat on low speed just until combined. Stir in chocolate. Pour into crust. Place pan on a baking sheet
  • 3. Bake at 350° for 1 to 1-1/4 hours or until center is nearly set. Cool to room temperature, about 2 hours.
  • 4. Combine the sour cream, sugar and extract; spread over filling. Bake at 450° for 5-7 minutes or until set. Chill, uncovered, 1 hour. Arrange oranges on cheesecake. Cover and refrigerate at least 4 hours. Refrigerate leftovers. Yield: 12-16 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 slice) equals 321 calories, 18 g fat (10 g saturated fat), 102 mg cholesterol, 165 mg sodium, 35 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 4 g protein.