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Orange Spice Cheesecake Recipe

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Source: POPSUGAR Photography / Dean Lipoff

The holiday season is such a special time for family. That's why we partnered with Minute Maid for this delicious dessert that you and your child can make together.

The holiday season is a time for gathering together with friends and family — and, let's be honest, eating. We created this delicious, seasonal cheesecake recipe with the young baker in mind. Your little one can make it themselves with just a little help.

The creamy base is filled with the fresh flavor of orange thanks to using Minute Maid orange juice in the filling. Adding a touch of cinnamon to the cream cheese fills the cheesecake with that homey feeling of the holidays. Your child can help evenly spread the mixture over the graham-cracker crust. There's absolutely nothing wrong with licking the bowl.

Sprinkle the top with orange zest, more cinnamon, or even clove or allspice. It's almost too pretty to eat.

Orange Spice Cheesecake

From Sarah Lipoff, POPSUGAR Moms

Orange Spice Cheesecake Recipe

Ingredients

  1. 2 cups graham cracker crumbs
    1/4 cup melted butter
    3 8-ounce packages cream cheese, at room temperature
    1 teaspoon vanilla
    1/4 teaspoon salt
    1/2 cup sugar
    1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
    1/3 cup Minute Maid orange juice
    1 packet unflavored gelatin
    Orange zest (optional)
    Ground cinnamon, clove, nutmeg, or allspice (optional)

Directions

  1. Mix together the graham cracker crumbs and melted butter, then press into a pie pan.
  2. Place the cream cheese, vanilla, salt, sugar, and cinnamon in a mixing bowl and whip until smooth.
  3. This step is for the adult in the kitchen. In a small saucepan over medium heat, warm the Minute Maid orange juice and then add the unflavored gelatin, stirring while bringing to a boil. Remove from heat.
  4. Pour into the cream cheese mixture and whip again until incorporated.
  5. Spoon the cheesecake filling into the pie pan and spread evenly.
  6. Cover with plastic wrap and chill for at least 4 hours or overnight.
  7. Before serving, sprinkle with orange zest and additional cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, or allspice.
Image Source: POPSUGAR Photography / Dean Lipoff
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