Orange White Chocolate Cheesecake

Level: Intermediate
Prep Time: 25 min
Cook Time: 10 min
Cooling Time: 6 hrs
Yields: 10 to 12 servings

Description

Orange White Chocolate Cheesecake is a velvety white chocolate cheesecake with a hint of orange. It is a sophisticated dessert that’s rich and satisfying. From the kitchen of Rosilene McLean, Fremont, MI.

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups chocolate graham cracker crumbs
  • 1/3 cup butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 1 envelope (.25 oz.) unflavored gelatin
  • 2 cups (12-oz. pkg.) NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Premier White Morsels
  • 2 pkgs. (8 oz. each) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 2 tablespoons finely grated orange peel
  • Fresh orange slices and chocolate graham cracker crumbs (optional)

Directions

PREHEAT oven to 350° F.

COMBINE crumbs and butter in medium bowl. Press crumb mixture onto bottom of ungreased 9-inch springform pan. Bake for 10 minutes; cool in pan on a wire rack.

COMBINE orange juice and gelatin in small saucepan. Heat over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until gelatin dissolves.

MELT morsels in medium, uncovered, microwave-safe bowl on MEDIUM-HIGH (70%) power for 1 minute; STIR. The morsels may retain some of their original shape. If necessary, microwave at additional 10- to 15-second intervals, stirring just until melted.

BEAT cream cheese and sugar in large mixer bowl until combined. Gradually stir in gelatin mixture and melted morsels.

BEAT whipping cream in small bowl until soft peaks form. Gently fold whipped cream and orange peel into cheese mixture. Pour filling over crust. Cover; refrigerate for 6 to 24 hours or until firm. Garnish with orange slices and chocolate graham cracker crumbs, if desired. Remove side of pan.

Most Excellent

by D. DEBRA , Houston, TX on May. 2010

I love cheesecake however I don't like eggs. Because this cake does not have eggs that made it perfect for me. This cake has the smoothness and firmness of a baked cake and the flavor is soooooo yummy.I will be making this again and using other citrus flavors.

Just don't do white chocolate

by M. Mary , Wenatchee, WA on Apr. 2010

I have made this exchanging a shortbread crust for the chocolate cookie crust and instead of using white chocolate, which I have never learned to appreciate, for semi-sweet chocolate. Most people enjoy the dark chocolate and orange combination in jellied candy sticks and this disappears whenever I take this to a potluck.

Perfect Dessert for a Picnic

by O. OLGA , ARLINGTON, VA on Mar. 2010

Cheesecake is a very and light dessert for summer and every ocasion.

Orange Delicious!

by M. Marie , Sunrise, FL on Mar. 2010

This is a very good recipe, easy to prepare, looks beautiful, tastes great! Nice orange flavor to accent the white chocolate. I also made one with a pre-made chocolate cookie crust,added a few dark chocolate curls to the garnish... Fast and Fabulous!

cheesecake

by a. alleen , on Mar. 2010

This is an excellent recipe.

Yum!

by l. lauri , CHESTER, CT on Jun. 2009

This is excellent!

Orange White Choco. Cheesecake - yum yum

by P. Pam , Bridgeton, MO on May. 2009

I made this cheesecake when my workplace celebrated National Medical Laboratory Week in mid-April. It was awesome and so easy to make. I even used a store-bought Chocolate Cookie Pie Crust and it made the prep even quicker and added a nice chocolate flavor.

Heavenly!!!

by S. Sunny , BELLEVIEW, FL on Apr. 2009

Heavenly!!! This one is out of this world GREAT!!!

Orange White Chocolate Cheesecake

by J. Joanne , New Bedford, MA on Apr. 2009

I made this recipe for Easter & my family loved it. It is not too sweet & I wouldn't change anything about it.

Mickey

by M. Michelle , Chilton, WI on Apr. 2009

This cheesecake was so much fun to make. I made it for my son that just got back from the Army. He love cheesecake and this has all the things he likes. He walk in and seen the cake and sat down and eat 1/2 of it and said this was the best. Thank You