Orange Cheesecake

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Cheesecake with a citrusy twist. All you need to do is let it chill in the fridge to enjoy. It is that easy!

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Ingredients:

15 Digestive biscuits

6 tablespoons melted butter

400 g of cream cheese

4 oranges (3 oranges grated zest and juiced)

15 ml sugar

200 g smooth mascarpone cheese

100 g caster sugar

3 tablespoons milk

184 ml of double cream

1 packet of jelly 

Mint leaves  

 

Method:

  • Place the biscuits in a ziplocked bag and crush them with a wooden spoon
  • Put the biscuits into a bowl and mix in the melted butter
  • Put the biscuits into a 23 cm cake tin and use the back of the spoon to spread the biscuits evenly to form a base.
  • Put in the tin to set for 30 minutes
  • Put the cream cheese, orange zest, mascarpone cheese, caster sugar and milk into a bowl and mix it until smooth
  • Put the cream in a clean bowl and whisk until it is a thick custard
  • Add to the orange mixture and mix thoroughly
  • Remove the cheesecake base from the fridge and pour the filling over the biscuit base, tapping it lightly on the counter to make sure it is spread evenly without any bubbles
  • Put in the fridge for 4 hours (overnight is preferred)   
  • In a pan slice one orange into wheels and cook them for about 5 minutes with the sugar and 20 ml water. Cook until the sugar dissolves and become a syrup, and the oranges become sticky candy. Take off the stove to completely cool down
  • Use the fresh segments and squeeze the juice into a jug
  • Add the hot sugar syrup that was left over in the pan into the juice as well as boiling hot water to fill one cup 
  • Mix the packet of jelly with the one cup mixture and pour over the tart. 
  • Place back into the fridge until the jelly sets
  • Garnish with your orange candies and mint leaves
     

Note: Best served with a delicious cup of tea or a glass of orange juice.

ENJOY!