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Orange White Chocolate Cheesecake

Orange White Chocolate CheesecakeThis 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.

Recipe Ingredients:

1 1/2 cups chocolate graham cracker crumbs
1/3 cup butter, melted
1/2 cup orange juice
1 (.25-ounce) envelope unflavored gelatin
2 cups (12 ounce package) NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Premier White Morsels
2 (8-ounce) packages 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)

Cooking Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C).
  2. 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.
  3. Combine orange juice and gelatin in small saucepan. Heat over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until gelatin dissolves.
  4. 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.
  5. Beat cream cheese and sugar in large mixer bowl until combined. Gradually stir in gelatin mixture and melted morsels.
  6. 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.

Makes 10 servings.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/10 of recipe): Calories: 570 Calories from Fat: 380 Total Fat: 42 g Saturated Fat: 28 g Cholesterol: 100 mg Sodium: 260 mg Carbohydrates: 41 g Dietary Fiber: .5 g Sugars: 31 g Protein: 7 g.

Recipe and photograph are the property of Nestlé® and, used with permission.