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Sunburst Cheesecake

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Ingredients:

Crust:

  • 1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs, cinnamon or plain
  • 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
  • 3 Tbsp. sugar
  • 6 Tbsp. Horizon Organic® Unsalted Butter, melted

Orange Glaze With Fresh Fruit Topping:

  • 1/2 tsp. cornstarch or arrowroot
  • 1/2 Tbsp. Horizon Organic® Unsalted Butter
  • 1/2 cup Horizon Organic® Orange Juice
  • 1/3 cup each: sliced strawberries, peaches, kiwis and blueberries

Filling:

  • 40 oz. Horizon Organic® Cream Cheese (five 8 oz. containers)
  • 1 3/4 cups sugar
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 2 tsp. pure vanilla extract
  • 1-1/2 tsp. freshly grated lemon, orange or lime peel
  • 6 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup Horizon Organic® Sour Cream

Directions:

Crust:

  1. Combine graham cracker crumbs with cinnamon and sugar.
  2. Mix in melted butter.
  3. Press into bottom and sides of 10″ springform pan.

Filling:

  1. Preset oven to 500° F. Bring cream cheese to room temperature.
  2. In large bowl, beat cream cheese, scraping down sides of bowl so cheese is mixed thoroughly.
  3. Continuing to mix on medium-high speed, add sugar, flour, vanilla and lemon, orange or lime peel.
  4. When thoroughly blended, add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Blend in sour cream.
  5. Pour into unbaked crust.
  6. Bake at 500° F for 12 minutes.
  7. Lower heat to 200° F and bake 60 more minutes.
  8. Turn off heat and cool in oven 60 minutes.
  9. Remove from oven and cool at room temperature for 30 minutes before refrigerating.
  10. Cover and refrigerate overnight before topping with glaze and fruit.

Orange Glaze:

  1. In small saucepan, mix cornstarch or arrowroot with butter.
  2. Heat until butter melts, but do not allow to brown.
  3. Stir in orange juice. Bring to boil over medium heat, stirring constantly. Boil one minute. Cool to room temperature.
  4. Spoon over cooled cheesecake and top with fresh fruit.

Servings: 12

Nutritional information per serving: Calories 562; Fat 41g; Carbohydrate 41g; Dietary Fiber 1g; Protein 11g; Sodium 379mg; Vitamin A 1678IU (34% DV); Vitamin C 7mg (11% DV); Calcium 107mg (11% DV); Iron 2mg (11%DV)

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