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.
- 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)
- Mix together the graham cracker crumbs and melted butter, then press into a pie pan.
- Place the cream cheese, vanilla, salt, sugar, and cinnamon in a mixing bowl and whip until smooth.
- 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.
- Pour into the cream cheese mixture and whip again until incorporated.
- Spoon the cheesecake filling into the pie pan and spread evenly.
- Cover with plastic wrap and chill for at least 4 hours or overnight.
- Before serving, sprinkle with orange zest and additional cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, or allspice.
- Desserts, Cheesecake
- North American
- 8 slices
- Total Time
- 3 hours, 59 minutes, 59 seconds