Mandarin Orange Cheesecake


Chocolate, cream cheese and orange flavors blend beautifully in this diminutive cheesecake from Susan Manning of Detroit, Michigan. Try it when you crave a homemade treat!

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
25 mins
4 servings


  • ½ cup crushed chocolate wafers

  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted

  • 4 ½ teaspoons sugar

  • 4 ounces cream cheese, softened

  • 1 tablespoon orange marmalade

  • 1 cup whipped topping

  • 1 (11 ounce) can mandarin oranges, drained


  1. In a small bowl, combine the wafer crumbs, butter and sugar. Press onto the bottom and 1/2 in. up the sides of an ungreased 6-in. springform pan. Place on a baking sheet. Bake at 375 degrees F for 5 minutes. Cool on a wire rack.

  2. In a small mixing bowl, beat cream cheese and marmalade until blended. Fold in whipped topping. Arrange two-thirds of the oranges over the crust. Spread with cream cheese mixture. Decorate with remaining oranges. Cover and refrigerate for 2 hours before serving.


Nutritional Analysis: One piece (prepared with reduced-fat chocolate wafers, reduced-fat butter, reduced-fat cream cheese, reduced-fat sugar fruit spread and fat-free whipped topping) equals 213 calories, 10 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 30 mg cholesterol, 196 mg sodium, 27 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 5 g protein.