Orange cheesecake in a glass

Delicious, light and easy orange cheesecake in a glass

This easy orange cheesecake in a glass is a no bake simple dessert that tastes heavenly and is so easy to make! The fluffy creamy texture, the delicious almond biscuit crust and the fresh orange toping make it the perfect sweet experience!

Delicious, light and easy orange cheesecake in a glass
I know that some people don’t like certain fruits (which I find strange because I am a fruit addict) but almost everyone likes oranges. And no wonder: it is probably the freshest fruit in the world! I am not a big fan of the morning orange juice (and drinking fruit juices every day is not any more considered as a very healthy habit) but I am a big fan of eating oranges between the meals or making desserts out of them. Well, we all know that most dessert are not healthy but if you don’t exaggerate, a bite of something sweet is always a mood booster.

Delicious, light and easy orange cheesecake in a glass
The orange cheesecake in a glass apart from being super tasty and fresh, is also light. It is much lighter than a regular cheesecake and contains only 7 ingredients, if we don’t count the spices. I added very little cinnamon and cloves to the topping: just to enhance slightly the taste, without making it too strong. The resulting feeling of this dessert is a very delicate combination of almonds, cream and orange and a hint of chocolate and cinnamon. Indeed the chocolate covered biscuits definitely make a difference but if you don’t have such, use normal biscuits and add some crushed chocolate. And don’t skip the almonds!
You can prepare this light cheesecake literally within minutes: crush the biscuits, whip the cream, make the orange topping and layer everything in the glasses! Then leave it in the fridge for several hours before serving so that it gets nicely cool. And that’s it!

Delicious, light and easy orange cheesecake in a glass
If you don’t have time for a regular cheesecake or if you just want to enjoy a lighter version, that’s the right recipe for you! Sometimes the simplest things happen to be the greatest ones!

Delicious, light and easy orange cheesecake in a glass

Delicious, light and easy orange cheesecake in a glass
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Orange cheesecake in a glass
Prep Time
15 mins
Total Time
15 mins
 
Servings: 4
Ingredients
  • Juice of 2 oranges + 1 orange for decoration
  • 2 tbs sugar
  • 1 tbs cornstarch
  • 3 tbs water
  • 2 cloves ground
  • pinch of cinnamon
  • 100 g chocolate covered biscuits crushed
  • 50 g ground almonds
  • 200 g heavy cream
  • 2 tbs powder sugar
  • 125 g cream cheese
Instructions
Orange topping
  1. In a medium saucepan combine sugar and orange juice and bring to boil. When it starts simmering, lower the heat and add the cornstarch, dissolved in the water. Mix continuously to avoid burning. When the mixture starts to thicken, remove from heat, cover with a lid and let cool for 30 minutes.

Biscuit base
  1. In a bowl combine the biscuit crumbs and the ground almonds and stir to blend. Spoon the mixture evenly into 4 glasses or small jars.

Cheese filling
  1. In a large bowl beat the cream cheese and the powder sugar until combined.

  2. In a separate bowl whip the cream. With a rubber spatula fold it carefully into the cream cheese mixture.
  3. Spoon evenly the cheese filling onto the biscuit base. Top with the cool orange topping.
  4. Cover the glasses with cling film and transfer to the fridge for 6-8 hours.
  5. Decorate with fresh orange slices right before serving.
Recipe Notes

Alternatively the topping could be prepared with processed orange pulp instead of juice only. Keep in mind that this way the topping would be slightly bitter and its consistency might not be completely smooth.

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4 Comments

  • Reply
    Pam
    Sunday January 15th, 2017 at 05:44 AM

    Dani, this looks delicious and your photography is really lovely!

    • Reply
      Daniela
      Sunday January 15th, 2017 at 08:36 AM

      Thank you so much, Pam! 🙂

  • Reply
    Petya
    Sunday January 15th, 2017 at 06:10 PM

    Dani, we did it 🙂 and the result was ….mmmm so delicious!

    • Reply
      Daniela
      Sunday January 15th, 2017 at 07:33 PM

      Great, I am so glad, Petya! 🙂

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