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Orange Chocolate Cheesecake

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

Ingredients

  • 2 cups vanilla wafer crumbs (about 60 wafers)
  • 6 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • FILLING:
  • 4 packages (8 ounces each) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 4 large eggs, room temperature, lightly beaten
  • 10 ounces white baking chocolate, melted
  • TOPPING:
  • 1 cup 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 large bowl, beat the cream cheese, sugar and sour cream until smooth. Add eggs; beat on low speed just until blended. Stir in chocolate. Pour into crust. Place pan on a baking sheet
  • Bake at 350° for 1 to 1-1/4 hours or until center is nearly set. Cool to room temperature, about 2 hours.
  • Combine the 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 refrigerate at least 4 hours. Refrigerate leftovers.
Nutrition 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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