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Orange Blossom Cheesecake

Ingredients

Cheesecake

  • 1 pound cream cheese (at room temperature)
  • 1/2 cup orange blossom honey
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 1 /2 teaspoons lemon rind, grated
  • 2 tablespoons orange rind, grated
  • 9-inch springform pan with pre-baked Graham cracker crust in bottom

Topping

  • 1 1/2 cups sour cream
  • 1 tablespoon grated orange rind
  • 3 tablespoons honey

Instructions

  1. Beat cream cheese until smooth. Add, beating in, the honey, orange juice, flour and vanilla extract. Then beat in the eggs, one at a time, until well blended. Whisk or fold in the lemon rind and orange rind.
  2. Pour into prepared 9-inch springform pan.
  3. Bake at 225 degrees F for 15 minutes, then reduce the heat to 200 degrees F and bake for 1 1/2 hours.
  4. Meanwhile, prepare Topping.
  5. Topping: sour cream, grated orange rind and honey.
  6. Remove cheesecake from the oven and spread the topping over hot cheesecake.
  7. Return to oven, raise temperature to 400 degrees F and bake 5 more minutes ONLY.

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