Easy Creamsicle Cheesecake Recipe

Easy Creamsicle Cheesecake Recipe

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So easy to make and lots of ways to switch it up for other delicious desserts and treats now that I have a really good basic recipe. The batter might feel kind of loose as you’re adding it to the pan—don’t worry! After a couple hours in the refrigerator the cheesecake mixture will be perfectly firm and creamy.

INGREDIENTS

FOR THE CRUST

  • 24 whole Golden Oreo cookies, crushed
  • 6 tbsp. melted butter
  • Pinch of kosher salt

FOR THE FILLING

  • 1 (3-oz.) box orange Jell-O
  • 1 c. boiling water
  • 2 c. whipped topping
  • 2 (8-oz.) blocks cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 c. sour cream
  • 1 c. powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
  • Pinch of kosher salt

FOR GARNISH

  • 1 c. whipped topping
  • 1 clementine, peeled and separated into segments
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DIRECTIONS

  1. In a large bowl, whisk together orange Jell-O and boiling water until Jell-O is completely dissolved. Set aside to cool completely.
  2. Make crust: In a medium bowl, mix together Oreo crumbs, butter, and salt. Press into the bottom of an 8″ springform pan and up the sides.
  3. Make filling: In another large bowl, beat cream cheese and sour cream until smooth, then add powdered sugar, vanilla, and salt. Fold whipped topping into cream cheese mixture, then pour half of mixture into cooled Jell-O. Whisk until smooth.
  4. Onto the crust, alternate pouring 1/4 cup dollops of cream cheese and Jell-O mixtures until both mixtures are used up. With a butter knife, gently swirl the layers. Cover and refrigerate for 6 hours, or until firm.
  5. To serve: When firm, pipe dollops of whipped topping around the outside of the cheesecake. Top each dollop with a clementine segment, garnish with orange zest, and serve.