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Cakes, Desserts

Individual Orange and Chocolate Cheesecakes

Recipe PictureSource: Recipe courtesy Giada De Laurentiis
Show: Everyday Italian Episode: Special Single Servings
URL: http://www.foodnetwork.com
URL: http://recipes.nalbone.us

Servings: 6

Preparation Time: 35 minutes
Start to Finish Time: 1 hour 45 minutes
Inactive Prep: 25 minutes

Difficulty: Medium

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup chocolate wafers, finely crushed
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1/4 cup ricotta cheese
  • 2 ounces cream cheese
  • 1/4 cup sugar, plus 2 tablespoons
  • 1 orange, zested
  • 1 egg
  • Butter, for greasing

Special Equipment

  • Special equipment: mini muffin tin

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Combine the crushed chocolate wafers and the melted butter. Place a tightly packed teaspoon of the wafer mixture into each mini-muffin cup and press down firmly.
  3. In a food processor combine the ricotta cheese, cream cheese, 1/4 cup of the sugar, half of the orange zest, and the egg. Blend until smooth. Lightly grease the sides of the mini muffin tin with butter. Fill the cups with about 1 1/2 tablespoons of the cheesecake mixture. Place the mini muffin tin in a baking dish and pour enough hot water in the baking dish to come halfway up the sides of the mini muffin tin. Bake for 25 minutes. Transfer the mini muffin tin to a wire rack and let cool for 30 minutes. Refrigerate for 15 minutes. Use a small knife to gently pop the cheesecakes out of the cups.
  4. Just before serving, combine the remaining orange zest with the remaining 2 tablespoons of sugar. Top each individual cheesecake with about 1/4 teaspoon of the orange zest mixture and serve.

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Per Serving (excluding unknown items): 161 Calories; 10g Fat (55.9% calories from fat); 3g Protein; 15g Carbohydrate; 1g Dietary Fiber; 61mg Cholesterol; 101mg Sodium. Exchanges: 1/2 Lean Meat; 0 Fruit; 2 Fat; 1 Other Carbohydrates.

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