Orange Chocolate Cheesecake Recipe

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Orange Chocolate Cheesecake Recipe
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Orange Chocolate Cheesecake Recipe

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

Ingredients

  • 2 cups vanilla wafer crumbs
  • 6 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • FILLING:
  • 4 packages (8 ounces each) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 cup (8 ounces) sour cream
  • 10 squares (1 ounce each) 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

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.
In a mixing bowl, beat cream cheese, sugar, eggs and sour cream just until blended. Add chocolate. Pour into crust. Bake at 350° for 1 to 1-1/4 hours or until center is nearly set. Cool to room temperature, about 2 hours.
Combine 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 chill at least 4 hours. Yield: 12-16 servings.
Originally published as Orange Chocolate Cheesecake in Taste of Home April/May 2000, p65

Nutritional Facts

1 slice: 321 calories, 18g fat (10g saturated fat), 102mg cholesterol, 165mg sodium, 35g carbohydrate (28g sugars, 0 fiber), 4g protein.

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  • 2 cups vanilla wafer crumbs
  • 6 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • FILLING:
  • 4 packages (8 ounces each) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 cup (8 ounces) sour cream
  • 10 squares (1 ounce each) 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
  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 mixing bowl, beat cream cheese, sugar, eggs and sour cream just until blended. Add chocolate. Pour into crust. Bake at 350° for 1 to 1-1/4 hours or until center is nearly set. Cool to room temperature, about 2 hours.
  3. Combine 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 chill at least 4 hours. Yield: 12-16 servings.
Originally published as Orange Chocolate Cheesecake in Taste of Home April/May 2000, p65

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Vicks6 User ID: 5093215 69554
Reviewed Dec. 4, 2013

"I have made this cheesecake several times and it is always a bit hit. It is very pretty with the oranges on top. I have also used blackberries on top of this cheesecake."

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aprilny User ID: 6989217 41126
Reviewed Nov. 22, 2012

"This is seriously delicious!! A few minor changes and it is absolutely top notch:

1. use gram cracker crumbs instead of vanilla (so yummy)!
2. Don't bake the crust for more than 5 mins (if at all)!
3. Add orange extract (about 1tsp or so) to cheesecake filling.
4. For topping, combine ingredients, add a touch a of vanilla extract - and just put on top of cheese cake - no need to bake. Arrange oranges on top of sour cream mixture and let set for 4++ hours.
EVERYONE I cook this for RAVES about it!!! The orange is soooo delicious!"

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