Cook the Book: Caramelized Orange Cheesecake

Cook the Book: Caramelized Orange Cheesecake takes roughly 4 hours from beginning to end. This side dish has 362 calories, 6g of protein, and 26g of fat per serving. This recipe serves 12. For $1.09 per serving, this recipe covers 6% of your daily requirements of vitamins and minerals. This recipe from Serious Eats requires butter, sour cream, sugar, and pear liqueur. 189 people have tried and liked this recipe. Taking all factors into account, this recipe earns a spoonacular score of 19%, which is rather bad. If you like this recipe, you might also like recipes such as Cook the Book: Braised Red Cabbage with Caramelized Apples, Cook the Book: Curried Egg Salad with Caramelized Onion, and Cook the Book: Baked Breakfast Cheesecake.

Servings: 12

 

Ingredients:

3 tablespoons butter, melted

3 packages (8 ounces each) cream cheese, at room temperature

4 eggs, at room temperature

2 tablespoons flour

1 1/4 cups graham cracker crumbs (from about 17 squares)

2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice

1 large firm thin-skinned orange, such as Valencia

3 tablespoons fresh orange juice

1 tablespoon orange-flavored liqueur, such as Grand Marnier or Cointreau, or 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

1/2 cup sour cream

3/4 cup sugar

Equipment:

frying pan

knife

pot

oven

springform pan

bowl

plastic wrap

paper towels

serrated knife

Cooking instruction summary:

Procedures 1 Make topping: With a sharp knife, slice orange into thin rounds (between 1/8 and 1/16 in. thick), discarding ends and seeds. In a deep 10-inch frying pan or pot over medium-high heat, stir sugar, 3/4 cup water, and lemon juice until sugar is dissolved. Add orange slices and bring to a simmer. Cover and simmer 5 minutes. Uncover and simmer gently, keeping slices in a single layer and turning occasionally, until they’re slightly candied and translucent and liquid has consistency of a thin syrup, about 20 minutes (there should be about 1/2 cup liquid in pan; if less, add enough hot water to make that amount and shake pan to mix water into syrup). Let cool in pan. Cover and chill at least 15 minutes. 2 Make cheesecake: Preheat oven to 300°F. Pour cracker crumbs into a 9-inch springform pan (with side at least 2 1/4 inch high); add butter and mix. Press mixture evenly over bottom and 1/2 inch up sides of pan. 3 In a large bowl, with a mixer on medium speed, beat cream cheese and sugar until smooth. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in flour, sour cream, and liqueur just until incorporated. Pour into crust-lined pan. 4 Bake until center barely jiggles when cake is gently shaken, 60 to 70 minutes. Run a thin-bladed knife between cheesecake and pan rim. Cool completely at room temperature, then cover with plastic wrap and chill until cold, at least 3 hours. 5 Remove pan rim. If any moisture has collected on top of cake, gently blot dry with a paper towel. Gently lift candied orange slices from syrup, reserving syrup, and blot dry. Arrange slices, slightly overlapping, over top of cheesecake. 6 Bring reserved syrup to a boil over high heat. Stir occasionally until syrup is deep golden brown, 1 to 3 minutes. Remove from heat and carefully stir in orange juice (mixture will bubble up). Let cool to room temperature and generously brush over orange slices (you may have extra syrup). 7 Cut cake slices with a serrated knife, running knife under hot water and wiping clean after each slice.

 

Step by step:


1. Make topping: With a sharp knife, slice orange into thin rounds (between 1/8 and 1/16 in. thick), discarding ends and seeds. In a deep 10-inch frying pan or pot over medium-high heat, stir sugar, 3/4 cup water, and lemon juice until sugar is dissolved.

2. Add orange slices and bring to a simmer. Cover and simmer 5 minutes. Uncover and simmer gently, keeping slices in a single layer and turning occasionally, until they’re slightly candied and translucent and liquid has consistency of a thin syrup, about 20 minutes (there should be about 1/2 cup liquid in pan; if less, add enough hot water to make that amount and shake pan to mix water into syrup).

3. Let cool in pan. Cover and chill at least 15 minutes.

4. Make cheesecake: Preheat oven to 300°F.

5. Pour cracker crumbs into a 9-inch springform pan (with side at least 2 1/4 inch high); add butter and mix. Press mixture evenly over bottom and 1/2 inch up sides of pan.

6. In a large bowl, with a mixer on medium speed, beat cream cheese and sugar until smooth.

7. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in flour, sour cream, and liqueur just until incorporated.

8. Pour into crust-lined pan.

9. Bake until center barely jiggles when cake is gently shaken, 60 to 70 minutes. Run a thin-bladed knife between cheesecake and pan rim. Cool completely at room temperature, then cover with plastic wrap and chill until cold, at least 3 hours.

10. Remove pan rim. If any moisture has collected on top of cake, gently blot dry with a paper towel. Gently lift candied orange slices from syrup, reserving syrup, and blot dry. Arrange slices, slightly overlapping, over top of cheesecake.

11. Bring reserved syrup to a boil over high heat. Stir occasionally until syrup is deep golden brown, 1 to 3 minutes.

12. Remove from heat and carefully stir in orange juice (mixture will bubble up).

13. Let cool to room temperature and generously brush over orange slices (you may have extra syrup).

14. Cut cake slices with a serrated knife, running knife under hot water and wiping clean after each slice.


Nutrition Information:

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362k Calories
6g Protein
26g Total Fat
25g Carbs
1% Health Score
Limit These
Calories
362k
18%

Fat
26g
41%

  Saturated Fat
14g
90%

Carbohydrates
25g
9%

  Sugar
18g
21%

Cholesterol
129mg
43%

Sodium
293mg
13%

Alcohol
0.5g
3%

Get Enough Of These
Protein
6g
13%

Vitamin A
1030IU
21%

Vitamin C
10mg
13%

Phosphorus
122mg
12%

Vitamin B2
0.19mg
11%

Selenium
6µg
10%

Calcium
89mg
9%

Folate
26µg
7%

Vitamin B5
0.64mg
6%

Iron
0.94mg
5%

Vitamin B12
0.31µg
5%

Vitamin D
0.72µg
5%

Potassium
167mg
5%

Zinc
0.71mg
5%

Vitamin B1
0.07mg
5%

Magnesium
15mg
4%

Vitamin B6
0.07mg
4%

Vitamin E
0.47mg
3%

Vitamin B3
0.57mg
3%

Fiber
0.71g
3%

Vitamin K
2µg
2%

Copper
0.04mg
2%

Manganese
0.03mg
1%

covered percent of daily need
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