Lemon Orange Marmalade Ultimate Cheesecake

Lemon Orange Marmalade Ultimate Cheesecake

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Usually my cheesecakes are rustic and peasant meaning I just dump the ingredients into the mixing bowl, blend, pour into the crust and bake.  This ‘Lemon Orange Marmalade Ultimate Cheesecake’ is different~~I took more time with it, like I used a hand mixer and actually let things get fluffy and blended well together,  I used several cheeses, which means it’s the ultimate in cheesiness!  And, finally, I really wanted to make it a tad different, hence, the orange marmalade, which was a groovy touch!  Hope your food seekers like it as much as mine do!

Lemon Orange Marmalade Ultimate Cheesecake

Preheat Oven to 400 (for crust) & reduce to 300 (for cheesecake)

Makes:  One spring form pan cheesecake

What you need:

Crust:

2 ½ cups ground graham crackers (or butter cookies)

1 cup ground almonds

1 stick (8 tbl) melted butter

Cheesecake Filling:

½ cup mascarpone

¾ cup ricotta

2 (8 oz) blocks cream cheese (room temperature & cut into random pieces)

1 cup plain Greek yogurt

3 beaten eggs

3 tbl rice flour

4 tbl sugar

¾ cup orange marmalade

1 tsp vanilla

1 tsp lemon extract

Juice/Zest of 2 large lemons

1/3 cup diced candied lemon peel (optional)

Lemon Orange Marmalade Ultimate Cheesecake

Lemon Orange Marmalade Ultimate Cheesecake

 

What you do:

Crust:  Combine the graham crackers, almonds and melted butter in a mixing bowl and blend well.  Put in the bottom of a spring form pan and pat down well.  Bake in a preheated 400 oven for about 10 minutes.  Remove and cool.

Cheesecake Filling:  In a large mixing bowl and using a hand mixer, combine the mascarpone, ricotta, cream cheese, and yogurt and blend a few minutes.  Add the eggs and blend  (with mixer on medium speed) then the flour and sugar mixing about 2-3 minutes.  Add the marmalade, vanilla, lemon extract, and lemon juice/zest blending in and finally fold in the candied lemon peel.

Pour over the crust.  Wrap foil all around the bottom.  Place on a large cookie sheet.  Put in oven and fill cookie sheet with water about halfway.  Bake about 1 ¾ hour in a preheated 300 oven.  Do the toothpick test in the center for doneness.

Remove and let cool at least an hour plus.  Remove spring form part of pan, cover loosely with plastic wrap and put cheesecake in the refrigerator overnight or at least for a few hours to chill before serving.

Lemon Orange Marmalade Ultimate Cheesecake

Lemon Orange Marmalade Ultimate Cheesecake

©Alice D’Antoni Phillips  Ally’s Kitchen

4 Comments

  1. Orange marmalade has long been my favorite toast topper. Adding it to cheesecake is genius. Hope you had a fun dinner party, Ally! (What am I saying??? Of COURSE you did!)

    • Oh, Kimmmie! This cheesecake had to be my best!! Thank you for liking the orange marmalade addition…it was a subtle hint, but one that put it on the edge for your tastebuds!! Can you imagine the dinner party we’d have together…all Boho Blue and Rockin’!! xo

  2. Merry Graham

    NO FAIR! That looks too stinkin’ good! I bet it actually smells delightful!

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