Baked Orange Cheesecake

Baked Orange Cheesecake is a deliciously light cheesecake that is perfect for morning tea.

INGREDIENTS

Base
250g plain sweet biscuits
1/2 cup crushed nuts
100g butter, melted
1 tsp mixed spice

Filling
500g cream cheese, softened
3/4 cup caster sugar
4 eggs
juice of 1 orange
1 tblsp grated orange rind
1 tsp vanilla extract

METHOD

Base
Crush biscuits and nuts in a food processor or with the end of a rolling pin. Add melted butter and stir to combine. Press into the base of a 20cm springform cake tin. Refrigerate until firm.

Filling
Using an electric mixer, beat cream cheese until smooth. Add sugar and beat until creamy. Add eggs, one at a time, beat well after each addition. Mix in orange juice, rind and vanilla. Pour over biscuit base.

Bake at 180 degrees celsius for 40 to 45 minutes or until firm. Turn oven off and allow cheesecake to cool in oven with the door ajar. Refrigerate once cheesecake is completely cool.


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