You've probably heard the old saying, "Life's short. Eat dessert first." After you make this no-bake orange cheesecake, you'll be saying, "Life's great. Eat dessert as often as you can." With a recipe this simple, you definitely can ... and absolutely should.
It takes only three ingredients to make the crust, and — believe it or not — only four to make the cheesecake itself. By combining crushed butter cookies, cinnamon, and melted butter, this crust is made of sugar, spice, and everything nice.
This recipe gets twice as nice with its light and creamy filling. Whisk together orange juice, an envelope of gelatin, a can of condensed milk, and, of course, cream cheese, and finish off with our secret ingredient: orange zest.
In a springform pan, pat down the crust, and then pour the filling over it. Finally, pop this cheesecake into the easy, no-bake oven — also known as your fridge — for two hours. Once it's ready to serve, garnish with orange slices to add an extra burst of freshness. You might even fool all your friends into thinking you're fancy (not to mention a world-class pastry chef). Only you will know how easy-cheesy it truly is!
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