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Easy Mandarin Orange Cheesecake

Since I'm a working mom with three young children and a husband who farms, time in the kitchen is precious. This dessert is not only easy to make, it's also pretty to look at and delicious to eat!
  • Total Time
    Prep: 25 min. + chilling
  • Makes
    8 servings

Ingredients

  • CRUST:
  • 1 cup graham cracker crumbs
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • FILLING:
  • 2 packages (8 ounces each) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup thawed orange juice concentrate
  • 2 teaspoons orange extract
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream, whipped
  • 2 teaspoons grated orange zest, optional
  • 1 can (11 ounces) mandarin oranges, drained and patted dry

Directions

  • Combine crust ingredients and press into the bottom of a 9-in. pie plate. Bake at 350° for 6-8 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool.
  • Meanwhile, for filling, beat cream cheese and sugar in a bowl until light and fluffy. Add concentrate and extract; beat well. Fold in whipped cream and, if desired, orange zest. Spread evenly into crust. Arrange oranges in decorative design on top of filling. Chill at least 3 hours.

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  • sassie2u
    Aug 29, 2010

    I fixed this pie for company and everyone enjoyed it. I would add a little more orange flavoring and orange peel next time.