Treat yourself to these delicious Orange Cream Caramel Cheesecakes, perfect for any special occasion or as a delicious treat for yourself. The delicious combination of rich cream cheese and zesty orange creates a flavor explosion with every bite.
For the ultimate flavor experience, it’s best to make these cheesecakes a few days in advance so that the delicious caramel slowly dissolves into a velvety, sticky sauce in the baking dish. This extra time enhances the flavors and results in a truly irresistible dessert.
- 284 ml pot of double cream
- Peel from 1 orange
- 225g powdered sugar
- 4 tbsp orange liqueur
- 200 g canned cream cheese
- 4 eggs
- 250g digestive biscuits
- 85g butter, melted
- 100g powdered sugar
- sunflower oil
- Preheat the oven to 150°C/fan 130°C/gas 2.
- Bring the cream and orange peel to the boil in a small saucepan and set aside to steep.
- Place 140g/5oz sugar in another saucepan and add just enough water to make it mushy.
- Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer until a dark caramel forms.
- Add 2 tablespoons of orange liqueur (be careful that it splashes).
- Let it rest for a bit, then pour the caramel over the bottom of 6 x 250ml ramekins and set aside.
- Mix the cream cheese and the remaining 85 g sugar in a large bowl.
- Stir in the eggs and the remaining orange liqueur.
- Strain the infused cream and mix everything into a vanilla sauce.
- Skim off any foam and set aside.
- Bring the kettle to a boil.
- Place the ramekins in a deep roasting pan.
- Divide the vanilla pudding among each other – it’s only enough to reach half of it.
- Place the dish in the oven and fill with hot water from the kettle, coming halfway up the outside of the ramekins.
- Bake the cheesecakes for 40 minutes or until just set.
- Remove from oven and mold. Allow to cool, then refrigerate at least overnight.
- These can be made up to 2 days in advance and refrigerated.
- Prepare the bases up to 2 days before serving.
- Crumble the cookies in a food processor and then chop them into fine crumbs.
- Add the melted butter and pulse until combined.
- Line a flat baking tray with baking paper and spread the basic mixture on it.
- Cover with another sheet of baking paper.
- Gently roll out the mixture until it is large enough to cut out 6 ramekin-sized layers.
- To make the caramel curls, heat the sugar with a little water in a pot and let it caramelize.
- Allow to cool slightly.
- Line a tray with baking paper and grease with a little oil.
- Drizzle the caramel up and down so that all the caramel strands stick together to form stars.
- Allow to harden.
- To serve, cut out 6 bases from the cookie mixture using a cookie cutter with the same diameter as the ramekins.
- Remove the bases to 6 plates.
- Remove the cheesecakes from the mold and reserve the caramel sauce in the baking dish.
- Cover the bases with the caramel cream and drizzle the sauce over and around the plates.
- Garnish with a star and serve.
Equipment and tools
- mixing bowls
- Big pot
- Measuring cups and spoons
- Orange peeler or grater
- Individual ramekins or small ovenproof ramekins
- Baking dish for water bath
- Knife or spatula for serving
This recipe contains the following allergens:
- Dairy products (double cream, cream cheese, butter)
- Gluten (digestive biscuits)
Please check the labels of all ingredients to ensure they are appropriate for your dietary needs.
Storage and leftovers
Once baked, these Orange Cream Caramel Cheesecakes can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Here are some tips for proper storage:
- Allow the cheesecakes to cool completely before covering with plastic wrap or placing in an airtight container.
- Make sure the storage container is tightly sealed to prevent odors from affecting the flavor of the cheesecakes.
- When you’re ready to serve the leftovers, remove them from the refrigerator and let them come to room temperature, about 15 to 20 minutes.
- If desired, garnish with fresh orange slices or grated orange peel before serving.
The Health Benefits of Orange Cream Caramel Cheesecake
Orange Cream Caramel Cheesecake not only satisfy your sweet tooth but also offers several health benefits. The combination of oranges, cream cheese and digestive biscuits creates a delicious treat that can positively contribute to your well-being. Let’s take a closer look at the health benefits of these ingredients.
Oranges are full of essential nutrients that promote health. They are an excellent source of vitamin C, which boosts the immune system, supports collagen production and increases iron absorption. Oranges also contain fiber, which aids in digestion, regulates blood sugar levels and helps with weight control.
2. Double cream and cream cheese
Although cream and cream cheese are delicious ingredients, they do offer some health benefits. They provide a good amount of fat, which is essential for the absorption of vitamins A, D, E and K. These vitamins support various body functions, including vision, bone health, and blood clotting. Additionally, the creaminess of these ingredients gives the cheesecakes a rich and smooth texture.
Eggs are a highly nutritious ingredient, packed with high-quality proteins as well as essential vitamins and minerals. They are an excellent source of choline, a nutrient important for brain health and development. Eggs also provide antioxidants like lutein and zeaxanthin, which promote eye health.
4. Digestive biscuits
While digestive biscuits may not offer significant health benefits, they provide a satisfying crunch and serve as the base for these cheesecakes. For extra fiber and nutrients, it is recommended to opt for whole grain or gluten-free digestive biscuits.
5. Sunflower oil
Sunflower oil, used to grease the molds, is a heart-healthy oil rich in vitamin E, which acts as an antioxidant and helps protect cells from damage. It also contains unsaturated fats, which may help lower cholesterol and reduce the risk of heart disease.
All in all, while orange cream caramel cheesecakes are a delightful treat, they contain several ingredients that offer some health benefits. Enjoy them in moderation as part of a balanced diet and enjoy the unique blend of flavors they offer.