A simply delightful no bake cheesecake dessert with layers of mandarin oranges. This is very easy to make, serve, and it is light and delicious.

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20 mins
4 hrs
4 hrs 20 mins
9 servings


Original recipe yields 9 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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  • Stir together wafer crumbs and margarine until blended. Press mixture evenly into bottom of ungreased 8-inch square baking pan. Chill while preparing filling.

  • Drain mandarin oranges; reserving 1/4 cup syrup. Sprinkle gelatin over reserved syrup, in small bowl; let stand 2 minutes. Microwave mixture on HIGH 30 seconds or until gelatin dissolves (or heat mixture in a saucepan, stirring until gelatin is dissolved).

  • Beat cream cheese with yogurt and sugar on medium speed of electric mixer until blended. Beat in gelatin mixture until smooth.

  • Spread one half cream cheese mixture over crust. Sprinkle half mandarin oranges over filling. Spread remaining filling over oranges. Garnish top with remaining oranges. Cover; refrigerate 3 to 4 hours or until firm.

  • Garnish top of dessert with fresh mint leaves if desired; cut into squares to serve. Refrigerate any leftovers.

Nutrition Facts

483 calories; protein 6.4g; carbohydrates 51.7g; fat 28.4g; cholesterol 56.4mg; sodium 318.6mg. Full Nutrition

Reviews (9)

Rating: 4 stars
This was a good, quick and easy dessert. I made it a little lighter by using Splenda and lowfat cream cheese. Read More
Rating: 1 stars
We were not thrilled with this recipe. The crust wasn't as firm as I woulf have liked and neither was the filling(it all kind of fell apart on the plate). There also seemed to be something missing, it was a bit sour, it may have been the brand of yogurt I used. Not sure. I don't thing I will try again though I would hate the throw all that away again...Rachel Read More
Rating: 5 stars
I thought this was delicious. I used Yoplait mandarin orange yoghurt. I liked it because it was not too sweet. People could add a bit more suger to cut the sourness. Creamy and easy. Read More
Rating: 3 stars
Didn't solidify very well at all. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Awesome...I followed the instructions and would not change a thing. Very easy, looks good and taste just right. This one is a winner! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
This is very easy, especially if you don't have time to bake a cheesecake. The yogurt (I used Breyer's Orange Creme Savers) and the cream cheese is a very light mixture and not dense, yet is stiff enough that it holds well and cuts easily. This is a great light-feeling dessert. Make sure your cream cheese is soft and beat it well. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
This dessert was a VERY bit hit, and super easy. I made the "crust" a little thicker, and used more oranges. I also drizzled some melted chocolate on top Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Delicious and EASY--even for a novice in the kitchen such as myself. I will send this to everyone I know. Thank you! Read More