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Orange Chip Cheesecake

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. Bake: 25 min. + chilling

Makes

8 servings

I love to adapt and mix recipes, which led to the creation of this creamy treat many years ago. It came to mind immediately when I was planning the orange theme menu. In this case, the distinctive citrus flavor is complemented by chocolate! —Susan West North Grafton, Massachusetts

Ingredients

  • 12 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon orange extract
  • 3/4 to 1 cup miniature semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 chocolate crumb crust or graham cracker crust (9 inches)
  • TOPPING:
  • 1-1/2 cups sour cream
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 can (11 ounces) mandarin oranges, drained
  • Additional chocolate chips

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, beat cream cheese and sugar until smooth. Add eggs, beat on low speed just until combined. Stir in salt and orange extract just until blended. Fold in chocolate chips. Pour filling over crust. Bake at 375° for 20 minutes or until center is almost set. Remove from the oven; increase temperature to 425°.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the sour cream, sugar and vanilla; spread over cheesecake. Bake 5 minutes longer. Cool on a wire rack for 15 minutes. Refrigerate overnight. Just before serving, garnish with oranges and additional chocolate chips.
Editor's Note
Graham cracker crust (9 inches): Combine 1-1/2 cups crushed graham cracker crumbs (24 squares), 1/4 sugar and 1/3 cup melted butter. Press onto the bottom and up the sides of an ungreased 9-in. pie plate. Bake at 375 until lightly browned, 8-10 minutes. Cool on a wire rack before filling.
Chocolate crumb crust (9 inches): Combine 1-1/2 cups finely crushed chocolate wafers (about 30 wafers) and 1/3 cup melted butter. Press onto the bottom and up the sides of an ungreased 9-in. pie plate. Bake at 350 until set, 6-8 minutes. Cool on a wire rack before filling.

Nutrition Facts

1 slice: 519 calories, 33g fat (19g saturated fat), 128mg cholesterol, 417mg sodium, 49g carbohydrate (39g sugars, 2g fiber), 8g protein.

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  • sj55
    May 25, 2011

    This was so easy and so tasty too-