so light, so refreshing
For years I've collected the hardcover Taste of Home Cookbooks. I enjoy going through them now and then just for inspiration. I was reading the one from the year 2003 recently when I came across this one again and remembered that my sister Karen has made it and always says how refreshing it is. It is a fuss free, no bake, not your run of the mill cheesecake. It's an easy, fun recipe. The next flavor on my list to try is Lime. MMM, I can taste it already.
For the crust:
2 cups graham cracker crumbs
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon orange zest
½ cup butter, melted
zesting the orange peel
Mix all crust ingredients and pour in melted butter.
Mix thoroughly and press into the bottom of a greased 10 inch Springform pan.
Refrigerate at least 30 minuters.
1 package (3 oz.) orange gelatin
3 packages (8 oz. each) cream cheese, softened
1¼ cups sugar
5 oz. evaporated milk
1 teaspoon lemon juice
1/3 cup orange juice concentrate
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 carton (8 oz.) Cool Whip, thawed
Prepare gelatin according to package directions. Set aside ½ cup at room temp. Chill remaining jello until slightly thickened, about 80 minutes.
Meanwhile, in a mixing bowl, beat the cream cheese and sugar for 2 minutes. Gradually beat in the milk and lemon juice.
Beat on medium-high speed for another 2 minutes.
Gradually beat in the orange juice concentrate, vanilla and room temperature jello.
Fold in Cool Whip.
I ended up stirring it with the Bosch paddles and then finishing by hand till it was smooth.
Pour over prepared crust and spread evenly.
Chill in refrigerator till firm before adding the topping.
8 oz. Cool Whip
Chilled remaining jello
The original recipe asks for a ¼ cup of sugar in the topping but I chose not to add it and it worked out fine.
Chill completely, preferably over night, before serving.
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