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Crunchie Orange Cheesecake

As far as cheesecake goes, this one has been a massive hit but, I love the fact there is a basic recipe which you can then tweek to suit your own taste.

Of all the combinations we’ve tried, the Crunchie Orange one is the most frequently requested but, why not use the basic mix and then create your own unique, tasty treat.

The picture shows little individual ones we made for a family get-together, using gorgeous little cases from Home Bargains, but it tastes every bit as good when made as one large dessert and sliced!

Complete Ingredient List:

– 12 oz digestives

– 6 oz butter

– brown sugar – if desired

– 300g soft cheese

– 1/2 pint double cream

– 4 oz caster sugar

– 1 drop vanilla essence ( not essential)

– 1 Chocolate Orange

– 3/4 Crunchies

– 2 tablespoons pure orange juice

Biscuit Base:

– 12 oz digestives / ginger nuts/ biscuit of your choice

– 6 oz melted butter

– If you have some handy, a wee sprinkling of brown sugar adds a lovely cruch!

Blitz the biscuits, stir in the melted butter (and sugar if you’re adding)

Press into the greased tin and chill

Cheesecake Mix:

– 300g soft cheese

– 1/2 pint double cream

– 4 oz caster sugar

– drop vanilla essence

Mix all together.

Then, add the flavourings of your choice.Β 

For our Crunchie Orange Combo you will need to add:

– 2/3 crushed Crunchies, depending on taste

– 1/4 of a Chocolate Orange chopped finely or grated

– 1 tablespoon pure orange juice

When this has been added into the cheese mixture, simply spread on the base and chill again.

For the topping:

Melt the remaining chocolate orange, along with a generous tablespoon of pure orange juice, in a bowl over a pan of boiling water. The orange juice can be substituted with water.

When it has all melted, stir well and then pour over the cheese mixture and return to the fridge. A Crunchie smashed on top is very tasty too.

Served with a dollop of fresh cream or ice cream, just don’t count the calories!

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