Mandarin Orange Glaze Cheesecake

Mandarin Orange Glaze Cheesecake


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This citrus cheesecake complete with a mandarin orange glaze will be a great dessert for any get together. The sweet, bright flavors blend together in a wonderful way.

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Time needed

10 min preparation + 35 min cooking

Serving Size / Yield

4-6 servings


  • Crust:
  • 3/4 C. all purpose flour
  • 3 Tbs. sugar
  • 1 tsp. shredded orange peel
  • Cut in till crumbly: 6 Tbs. butter
  • Filling:
  • 24 oz. softened cream cheese
  • 1/2 tsp. shredded orange peel
  • 3 tbsp oranges, cut into chunks
  • 1/4 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 C. sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/4 C. orange juice
  • Orange Sauce:
  • 2 Tbs. sugar,
  • 1 Tbs. cornstarch
  • 1 can mandarin oranges, drained

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Directions for Crust:

Combine all crust ingredients and mix thoroughly. Stir in 1 egg yolk slightly beaten, Pat 1/3 onto bottom of parchment lined 10" spring form pan with sides removed. Bake at 400 degrees for 7 minutes. Cool. Butter sides and attach to bottom. Pat remaining dough onto sides up 1 3/4 inch; set aside.

Directions for filling:

Combine all filling ingredients together. Turn into pan and bake at 375 degrees for 35-40 minutes. Cool 5 minutes. Loosen sides of pan and cool another 30 minutes. Remove sides and cool 2 hours more.

Directions for orange sauce:

Combine the sugar and cornstarch together and mix well.  Stir in, cook, and stir over med heat until bubbly: 1 C. orange juice. Cook and stir 2 minutes more. Cool slightly. Stir in: 2 Tbs. orange marmalade & 1 Tbs. orange liqueur. Arrange around top edge of cake:

1 can drained mandarin orange segments. Pour into center of cake and spread to edges (covering orange segments): orange sauce. Chill 8 hours or overnight.

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