Easy Orange Cheesecake

  • 65 mins
  • 11 ingredients

Ingredients

  • For the crust 1 cup graham cracker crumbs
  • 1/3 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 stick unsalted butter, melted
  • Fro the filling 4, 8 oz packages of cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 tbs lemon juice
  • 1 tbs lemon juice
  • 1 8, oz can of mandarin oranges
  • several mint leaves for garnish
  • Pre heat oven to 325 degrees.
  • For the crust mix the crumbs, brown sugar and butter.
  • Press onto the bottom of a 9 inch spring form pan. Place in the oven and bake for 10 minutes.
  • For the filling beat cream cheese, sugar and vanilla at medium speed until well blended.
  • Add eggs one at a time, mixing at low speed after each addition just until blended.
  • Blend in juice and peel.
  • Pour cheese cake mixture over crust.
  • Bake for 45 to 50 minutes or until the center is almost set.
  • Run knife around rim of pan to loosen cake.
  • Allow cake to cool completely before removing pan.
  • Refrigerate for 4 hours or overnight.
  • Garnish artfully with oranges.
 

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