No-bake orange cheesecake

No-bake orange cheesecake

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(35 ratings)

Prep: 25 mins Plus chilling time. no cook


Serves 8 - 10
This is an easy cheesecake for kids to prepare ahead for Mother’s Day, with a little help from Dad

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal630
  • fat47g
  • saturates27g
  • carbs43g
  • sugars26g
  • fibre2g
  • protein11g
  • salt1.32g
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  • 15 digestive biscuits
  • 6 tbsp butter, melted



    Butter is made when lactic-acid producing bacteria are added to cream and churned to make an…

  • 400g curd or cream cheese
  • grated zest 3 oranges, save the segments for the decoration



    One of the best-known citrus fruits, oranges aren't necessarily orange - some varieties are…

  • 200g mascarpone cheese
  • 100g caster sugar
  • 3 tbsp milk



    One of the most widely used ingredients, milk is often referred to as a complete food. While cow…

  • 184ml pot double cream


  1. Crush the biscuits roughly. You can either do this by putting them in a plastic food bag and crushing them with a wooden spoon or you can crumble them with your fingers.

  2. Put the biscuits into a bowl and mix in the melted butter. Put the mixture into a 23cm cheesecake tin and, using your fingers or the back of a spoon to spread it evenly, press it down in the tin to form the base. Put the tin into the fridge to set. This should take about 30 mins.

  3. Put the curd or cream cheese, orange zest, mascarpone, sugar and milk into a bowl and mix it well with the wooden spoon.

  4. Put the cream in a clean bowl and whisk until it is the consistency of thick custard. Add to the orange mixture and mix thoroughly.

  5. Remove the cheesecake tin from the fridge. Pour the filling over the biscuit base and spread evenly. Decorate with segments of orange and return to the fridge until ready to serve (at least 4 hours or overnight).

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7th May, 2012
im tried this recipe 2 times, but my cake not firm up, its melted. wonder why is it happened, i want to do it again, but i scared the cake not firm again! :( anyone know the secret of making it firm like a cheesecake?
28th Mar, 2012
I used Quark in place of mascarpone, light cream cheese & lower fat double cream & orange juice in place of milk to try to make it a little lower in fat. The taste & texture were still amazing. My son is a cheesecake lover & said it's the best he has ever had. Another change I made was milk chocolate digestives & grated chocolate Aero for decoration (this was not a low fat option). I'm doing it for a dinner party this weekend & am sure it will get the same compliments.
16th Mar, 2012
fantastic everyone loves it and so easy to make.Only thing I changed was I used icing sugar instead of castor sugar
18th Feb, 2012
Another tip - I used gluten-free digestive biscuit for those of us who have a problem with wheat. Didn't mar the taste at all.
18th Feb, 2012
Wonderfully easy and very well received by all who taste it! I use orange matchmakers to decorate the top just to make it extra naughty! Scrummylicious!!!
8th Feb, 2012
Yummy easy cheesecake. worked well with low fat soft cheese and less marscapone for a lower calories option. Also more orange zest for a more orangy flavour.
8th Feb, 2012
yummy easy cheesecake. Worked well with low fat cheese and a bit less marscapone to reduce the calories a little! Also adding a bit more orange zest works well for a more orangy flavour...enjoy!
24th Dec, 2011
I followed this recipe exactly and although i left it overnight and the next day to set in the fridge it didnt set and then collapsed because of this when lifting out of the tin. On the positive side, it tastes lovely.
1st Dec, 2011
Actually very nice recipe and I used manderin instead, I would use the juice of the fruit instead of milk and use a lot of zest to balance the creamy-ness of the cream cheesecake.
14th Sep, 2011
Love it, used ginger nuts in the mase, which is great with the orange in the 13 year old had same problems with butter quantity, and we ended up with loads too much melted and had to rush to get more biscuits, ended up with a bigger base, but still very nice - its not for you if you are watching your weight! would make great little ones for dinner parties - FAB


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