Microwave Baked Orange Cheesecake Recipe

Microwave Baked Orange Cheesecake Recipe

Ingredients: Makes one 20 cm / 8 in cake

50 g/2 oz butter or margarine
12 digestive biscuits (Graham crackers), crushed
100g/4 oz caster (superfine) sugar
225 g/8 oz/1 cup cream cheese
2 eggs
30 ml/2 tbsp concentrated orange juice
15 ml/1 tbsp lemon juice
150 ml soured (dairy sour) cream
A pinch of salt
1 orange
30 ml/2 tbsp apricot jam (conserve)

150 ml double (heavy) cream

Method:

Melt the butter or margarine in a 20 cm/8 in microwave flan dish on High for 1 minute. Stir in the biscuit crumbs and 25 g/1 oz/2 tbsp of the sugar and press over the base and sides of the dish. Cream the cheese with the remaining sugar and the eggs, then stir in the orange and lemon juices, soured cream and salt. Spoon into the case (shell) and microwave on High for 2 minutes. Leave to stand for 2 minutes, then microwave on High for a further 2 minutes. Leave to stand for 1 minute, then microwave on High for 1 minute. Leave to cool.


Peel the orange and remove the segments from the membrane, using a sharp knife. Melt the jam and brush over the top of the cheesecake. Whip the cream and pipe round the edge of the cheesecake, then decorate with the orange segments.

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