With Syracuse University playing in the Final Four this year I wanted to make a special dessert to celebrate and eat during the game on Saturday! It has been 10 years since Syracuse made the Final Four, so it is not an everyday occurrence. I received my Master’s Degree from Syracuse, and have lived near the school for many years. Luckily since their mascot is an Orangeman it is fairly easy to make something themed, after all there are lots of ways to incorporate oranges in cooking.
I love cheesecake and haven’t made it in ages, so I decided to make a No-bake Orange Cream Cheesecake. This is a relatively simple recipe with a layer of graham crackers topped with layers of cream cheese and orange gelatin and whipped cream. I also used some mandarin oranges in between the layers. I made a no-bake cheese cake because I was in a hurry, and it is pretty quick and easy.
My big problem now is keeping my family from eating before Saturday’s game, they want to eat it now!
No-bake Orange Cream Cheesecake Recipe
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Graham Cracker Layer:
- 1 1/2 packets of graham crackers (about 12)
- 1/4 c. sugar
- 1/2 c. melted butter
Put the graham crackers in a food processor and process until small crumbs.Â Mix in the remaining ingredients.
- 1 8oz package of cream cheese
- 1/4 c. sugar
- 1 c. heavy cream
- 1 T. orange juice
Mix the cream cheese and sugar until smooth. Mix in the orange juice, and then pour in the cream slowly and whip until it becomes thick.
Orange Cream Layer:
- 1 box orange gelatin
- 1 c. heavy cream
Make gelatin as directed on box using the quick set method. Whip the cream in a mixer until soft peaks form. Gently fold the whipped cream into the gelatin as soon as it starts to set, mixing well.
Putting it all together:
Make all three layers, in the order listed, because the gelatin layer starts to set fast. Press a layer of graham cracker crumbs into the bottom of a dessert dish. Top with a cheesecake layer, and then an orange cream layer. Add mandarin oranges if desired, and then top with another cheesecake and orange cream layer. Refrigerate at least and hour before serving.
20 thoughts on “No-Bake Orange Cream Cheesecake Recipe”
I love no-bake cheesecakes cause they’re very easy to make! I haven’t tried oranges with it though! Thanks for the idea!
This looks so yummy and refreshing. Perfect for Summer!
Great idea! Thanks for sharing…and I LOVE it in the glasses!
Oh my, that looks really good, and great way to bring character to the recipe!
I’ve never tried a cheesecake with orange before, this looks yummy! And I love the glassware you used
Wow! Those look amazing!!!!
Oh my that looks so good. And I bet it is super refreshing.
This is very interesting!! Must try!!
Ummm…YUM! And so pretty! Pinned.
How cool! I love that they are individualized, great for portion control and a neat way to serve them.
Oh, this looks incredible! I have such a weakness for cheesecake. 🙂
That sounds so easy. What a great warm weather treat.
This looks and sounds so tasty…and looks so fancy in the glass, too!
that sounds nice and simple – and delicious!
love the colors of this recipe.
I love oranges and this looks fantastic!
This looks DELISH!! Will definitely be making this!
I want to make this ASAP but was curious if it’s a 3 or 6 oz box of jello. Thank you for your response.
Looks like a beautiful deconstructed cake
Will share it with residents of Treasure at Tampines