Monday, November 24, 2014

Orange Cranberry Cheesecake

A creamy cheesecake with flavors of orange and cranberries - perfect for your dessert table | Cooking on the Front Burner

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We are getting into the final countdown before turkey day.  Are you ready???  I used to always host Thanksgiving with just our immediate family and made everything - it took me a few years to figure out how to make good gravy but other than that I had it down to a science to what time what goes in with my list (I'm such a list person!)  The last couple of years though we have been invited to our daughter's in Minneapolis and her and her husband have taken over making most of the food.  I bring pumpkin soup and a pumpkin pie.  I like it!  Then if I'm lucky I can convince the DIY GUY to stop at Crate & Barrel on Friday before we head home....

We do have our tradition as I mentioned with a pumpkin pie but this past weekend we went out with some friends and I had them back to our place for dessert.  Wanting to make something I've never made before (I love trying new recipes out on folks), I came across this recipe from Kraft and followed it about 90%.

Orange Cranberry Cheesecake

by Cooking on the Front Burner
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 45-50 minutes
Yield 12 servings
Inspiration from Kraft
  • 15 Oreo cookies finely crushed in a food processor
  • 3 T melted butter
  • 24 oz cream cheese softened
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 4 oz white chocolate bar melted
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries
  • 1 tsp orange zest
  1. Preheat oven to 350
  2. In a medium bowl combine the crushed oreos and melted butter then press on bottom of a 9" springform pan
  3. In a large bowl beat the cream cheese and sugar until well blended and fluffy
  4. Add one egg at a time and beat until just blended
  5. Stir in melted white chocolate, cranberries and orange zest
  6. Bake 45-50 minutes or until the center is almost set
  7. Cool on a wire rack completely then refrigerate at least 3 hours
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This was amazing, probably because I'm such a fan of orange and cranberry flavors together, and can be whipped up and in the oven in about 15 minutes.  So if you don't have a planned dessert yet, you might want to give this one a try!  It won't disappoint.

A creamy cheesecake with flavors of orange and cranberries - perfect for your dessert table | Cooking on the Front Burner

I hope you have a great holiday!!! And if you are a Black Friday shopper - good luck!!!


  1. Ooh yummy. A satisfying dessert to complete a meal. Happy Thanksgiving!

  2. This cheesecake looks so rich and delicious! I love the orange and cranberry combination! Hope you and your family have a wonderful Thanksgiving Deb :)

  3. Hi, Deb! This cheesecake looks so great for the season! I love the combo of cranberries and orange, but I would not have thought to put them in a cheesecake. Genius! Pinned. :)

  4. Heck yes to the Oreos, cranberry, and orange! I love the combo!

  5. I just came across this recipe on Pinterest, and it looks delicious! But what did you do with the melted white chocolate? It's in the ingredients but not the instructions...I'd love to make this for Christmas Eve.. do you think you can update us? Thank you! :-)

    1. Yes, sorry about that and I updated the recipe...

    2. Thank you so much! I figured that it would go into the cheesecake, but thought, you never know, maybe it goes on top like a ganache... thanks for the update! Merry Christmas!


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