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Luscious Orange Cheesecake with Raspberries

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  • Prep 35 min
  • Total 6 hr 25 min
  • Servings 16
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Add refreshing flavour to rich cheesecake with orange peel, orange-flavoured liqueur and juicy raspberries.
Created Aug 21, 2014
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  • Cheesecake
  • 1 1/2 cups (375 mL) crushed vanilla wafer cookies (about 50 cookies)
  • 1/4 cup (50 mL) butter or margarine, melted
  • 3 packages (250 g each) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 can (300 mL) sweetened condensed milk (not evaporated)
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) vanilla
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) grated orange peel
  • Sauce and Garnish
  • 2 cups (500 mL) whipping (heavy) cream
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 2/3 cup (150 mL) sugar
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) grated orange peel
  • 2 tbsp (25 mL) orange-flavoured liqueur or orange juice
  • 2 cups (500 mL) fresh raspberries


  • 1
    Heat oven to 300ºF. In bottom of 9-inch springform pan, stir cookie crumbs and butter until crumbs are well coated. Press firmly on bottom and 1 inch up side of pan.
  • 2
    In large bowl, beat cream cheese with electric mixer on medium speed until smooth. Beat in milk, eggs, vanilla and 1 teaspoon orange peel, scraping bowl twice, until well blended. Pour over crust.
  • 3
    Bake 1 hour to 1 hour 20 minutes or until edge is light golden brown and centre is still slightly jiggly. Cool on wire rack 30 minutes. Refrigerate 4 hours or until chilled.
  • 4
    In 3-quart saucepan, heat whipping cream just to boiling over low heat. In small bowl, beat egg yolks, sugar and 1 teaspoon orange peel with fork or wire whisk until well blended. Stir small amount of hot cream into yolk mixture, then stir yolk mixture back into cream in saucepan. Cook over low heat 10 to 15 minutes, stirring constantly, until mixture coats a spoon. DO NOT BOIL. Remove from heat. Cool 30 minutes or until room temperature. Stir in liqueur. Refrigerate until serving.
  • 5
    To serve, spoon about 2 tablespoons sauce onto individual serving plates. Place wedge of cheesecake on sauce. Top with raspberries.

Expert Tips

  • Tip 1
    Kitchen Tip : If you're bringing the cheesecake to a gathering, replace the side of the pan around the cake to keep the edge from being crushed during the trip.
  • Tip 2
    Tip : Drape a few curls of orange peel over the raspberries to highlight the orange flavour.

Nutrition Information

470 Calories, 33g Total Fat, 8g Protein, 34g Total Carbs, 28g Sugars

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 16 Servings
Total Fat
Saturated Fat
Trans Fat
1 1/2g
Total Carbs
Dietary Fiber
% Daily Value*:
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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