Recipe by Y Franche
This recipe was given to me by my best friend. She made it for me at her home, then I couldn't go without it for special occasions. It's very easy to make and the best I have ever tasted. Needs refrigeration in the preparation time. For the gelatin, one box weighs 28 grams and contains 4 envelopes. Use one envelope or 7 grams which is the equivalent of 1/4 ounce. In the original recipe, I had indicated 3 ounces which is way too much. Sorry for the mistake.
Top Review by anniesnomsblog
There wasn't enough crust to fill a 9x13 inch pan, but too much cheesecake mixture to fill an 11x7, so I made the 11x7 because that's what the crust filled, but had some leftover cheesecake mixture. This does taste fantastic though. Super creamy and the mandarin layer adds a lovely contrast in flavours to the middle.
- 1 cup graham wafer crumbs
- 1⁄4 cup butter or 1⁄4 cup margarine
- 2 teaspoons sugar (white or brown)
- 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese (light if you wish)
- 1 cup white sugar
- 1 (1/4 ounce) envelope gelatin (4 envelopes in a box)
- 1 cup boiling water
- 1⁄2 quart whipping cream
- 4 (284 ml) cans mandarin orange segments
- 1 (85 g) package orange Jell-O
Directions See How It's Made
- Mix Graham wafer crumbs sugar and butter.
- Press into 11x13 glass dish or pan.
- Mix cream cheese and sugar in bowl until softened. You can use an electric beater.
- Mix gelatine and boiling water in separate bowl, stir until gelatine is melted and let sit until cool. Once cooled, pour into cheese mixture, stir well. (looks like dirty milk).
- Whip cream until soft peaks form then fold into cheese mixture.
- Pour over Graham wafer bottom. Let set for a few hours in refrigerator.
- Drain oranges, but keep the juice.
- Once the mixture has set, place orange sections in rows on top of cheese cake making sure to cover the entire cake.
- Make jell-o using one cup of boiling water, and some of the juice from oranges, then spoon over the oranges on top of the cake.
- Let set in the refrigerator for a few hours before serving.