ORANGE CREAM CHEESECAKE

 

  • Cooking Time:
  • Servings: 10-12
  • Preparation Time:

Ingredients

  • Crust:
  • 2 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon grated orange peel
  • 1/2 cup butter or margarine, melted
  • Filling:
  • 1 pkg. (3 oz.) orange gelatin
  • 3 pkg. (8 oz. each) regular cream cheese (no substitutions), softened
  • 1-1/4 cups sugar
  • 1 can (5 oz.) evaporated milk
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1/3 cup orange concentrate
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 carton (8 oz.) Cool Whip (no substitutions), thawed
  • Topping:
  • 2 cups Cool Whip, thawed
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • Garnish: (optional)
  • lemon slices
  • orange peel strips
  • kumquats
  • lemon balm

Directions

  • Combine the cracker crumbs, cinnamon, orange peel and butter. Press onto the bottom of a greased 10-in.** springform pan. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.
  • Prepare gelatin according to package directions. Set aside 1/2 cup at room temperature. Chill remaining gelatin until slightly thickened, about 80 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, in a mixing bowl, beat cream cheese and sugar for 2 minutes. Gradually beat in milk and lemon juice. Beat on medium-high speed 2 minutes longer. Gradually beat in orange juice concentrate, vanilla and room temperature gelatin. Fold in Cool Whip. Pour over prepared crust.
  • In a mixing bowl, beat 2 cups Cool Whip and 1/4 cup sugar. Beat in refrigerated gelatin (mixture will be thin). Chill for 30 minutes. Gently spoon over filling (pan will be full). Refrigerate for 8 hours or overnight. Garnish if desired.

Notes

Categories: No Bake/Cook 

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