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Orange Cheesecake Bars

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
    3 dozen

Ingredients

  • 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 zest
  • 1 teaspoon orange extract
  • 5 drops yellow food coloring
  • 3 drops red food coloring

Directions

  • In a large bowl, combine the wafer crumbs and butter. Press into a greased 13x9-in. baking pan.
  • In a large bowl, beat cream cheese until smooth. Add the milk, eggs and vanilla; beat just until combined. Pour half over crust.
  • Add the orange juice concentrate, orange zest, extract and food coloring to the remaining cream cheese mixture; beat until combined. Pour over first layer.
  • 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.
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  • Geri Greene
    Jan 16, 2012

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

  • Geri Greene
    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
    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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    Sep 6, 2006

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