No Bake Orange Cheesecake Pie With Orange Glaze

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Last month, during Spring Break in Florida, I dragged the family to an orange grove. When we got there, I handed all four kids a bag, and we headed out, into the trees. If you haven’t ever done this, let me tell you, the smell of citrus flowers is unbelievable. Not only are the flowers amazing, a fresh picked orange fragrance is so much stronger than those from the store. Just the smell alone is worth going! Anyhoo…Where was I? Oh yes, The excitement of picking oranges was just too much! Everyone’s bag was at least half full. All bags combined totalled a LOT of oranges! We spent $50 in oranges! Back at home, it was my job to come up with orange recipes! So, I jumped at the chance to make dessert on Easter Sunday. 

Because I never have “just” the right ingredients, this No Bake Orange Cheesecake Pie With Orange Glaze is a concoction of a lot of different recipes. I’m always winging it, in the kitchen! Let me tell you, the citrus flavor is deliciously strong (did I tell you I had A LOT of oranges to cram into recipes?), and so refreshing in this cheesecake pie. It’s one of those desserts, that you’ll hear yourself saying, “Mmm, Mmm” with each bite! Here’s the recipe:

You’ll Need:

Crust:

  • 1 Graham Cracker Crust – premade
  • 2 Tblsp. of butter melted

Filling:

  • 2 packages of cream cheese – 1/3 less fat – Neufchatel
  • 3/4 cup of sugar
  • 2 Tblsp. of grated orange zest 
  • 1/4 cup of orange juice or 1 fresh squeezed orange 
  • 2&1/2 Tblsp. of Orange Jelatin – such as Jello
  • 1/4 cup of orange juice or 1 fresh squeezed oranges

Glaze:

  • 1/3 cup of sugar
  • 2 Tblsp. corn starch
  • 1 cup of orange juice – or 3-4 fresh squeezed oranges

Instructions:

Amazing Orange Cheesecake Pie with Orange Glaze!

Amazing Orange Cheesecake Pie with Orange Glaze!

  • Drive for 20 hours, with four kids, to Florida! 
  • Just kidding, I wouldn’t inflict that torture on you! The palm trees and sun were worth it 🙂
  • Back to the recipe: This is weird, I know, but I didn’t have graham crackers! So, I tried to transfer a premade crust from the foil pan to my pretty pan – it fell apart! This was Easter Morning, and the stress was a bit much. Mommy was not on her best behavior when that happened. 🙁 But, I had an idea! Thank God!

Real instructions:

Crust:

Amazing Orange Cheesecake Pie with Orange Glaze!

  • Crumble your premade graham cracker crust into a large bowl, add the melted butter, and mix in
  • Press the graham cracker/butter mixture into a 9 inch pie plate

Filling:

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  • In a large mixing bowl, or mixer, blend the cream cheese, sugar, zest, and 1/4 cup of orange juice, set aside
  • In a medium saucepan, over med/high heat, pour 1/4 cup of orange juice (or 1 squeezed orange), let boil, and remove from heat
  • While the juice is still hot, stir in the orange jelatin
  • Stir until gelatin completely dissolves – let cool for a few minutes
  • Add the gelatine mixture to the cream cheese mixture, and blend well
  • Pour that over the crust
  • Cover and refrigerate for about 4 hours or overnight

Glaze Topping:

Amazing Orange Cheesecake Pie with Orange Glaze!

  • In a small saucepan combine the sugar, and cornstarch
  • Add the 1 cup of orange juice, or juice from 3-4 fresh squeezed oranges
  • Bring to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer for a minute, or until the mixture thickens up – let cool for about 5 minutes, or until luke warm

Amazing Orange Cheesecake Pie with Orange Glaze!

  • Pour over chilled cheesecake pie, spread it out, and serve!
  • *The filling will not be like a firm cheesecake, more like a pudding

Suggested Equipment:

Here’s the handy dandy printable!

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Ingredients

Crust

  • 1 Graham Cracker Crust – premade
  • 2 Tblsp. of butter melted

Filling

  • 2 packages of cream cheese – 1/3 less fat – Neufchatel
  • 3/4 cup of sugar
  • 2 Tblsp. of grated orange zest
  • 1/4 cup of orange juice or 1 fresh squeezed orange
  • 2&1/2 Tblsp. of Orange Jelatin – such as Jello
  • 1/4 cup of orange juice or 1 fresh squeezed oranges

Glaze

  • 1/3 cup of sugar
  • 2 Tblsp. corn starch
  • 1 cup of orange juice – or 34 fresh squeezed oranges

Instructions

Crust

  1. Crumble your premade graham cracker crust into a large bowl, add the melted butter, and mix in
  2. Press the graham cracker/butter mixture into a 9 inch pie plate

Filling

  1. In a large mixing bowl, or mixer, blend the cream cheese, sugar, zest, and 1/4 cup of orange juice, set aside
  2. In a medium saucepan, over med/high heat, pour 1/4 cup of orange juice (or 1 squeezed orange), let boil, and remove from heat
  3. Stir in the orange jelatin – let cool for a few minutes
  4. Add the gelatine mixture to the cream cheese mixture, and blend well
  5. Pour that over the crust
  6. Cover and refrigerate for about 4 hours or overnight

Glaze Topping

  1. In a small saucepan combine the sugar, and cornstarch
  2. Add the 1 cup of orange juice, or juice from 3-4 fresh squeezed oranges
  3. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer for a minute, or until the mixture thickens up – let cool for about 5 minutes, or until luke warm
  4. Pour over chilled cheesecake pie, and serve!

Notes

  • The filling will be more like a pudding than a firm cheesecake filling

 

 

 

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