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Quick and Easy Blood Orange Mini Cheesecakes

Quick and Easy Blood Orange Cheesecakes

Dessert, Quick and Easy | February 17, 2017 | By

Quick and Easy Blood Orange Mini Cheesecakes are a brilliant dessert made with very little effort. There’s a buttery crisp biscuit base, light and creamy cheesecake and blood orange topping, all contained in a little glass ramekin. 

Have you heard of blood oranges?

The blood orange is a variety of  orange with crimson coloured flesh.  Apparently the dark coloured flesh develops with low night time temperatures and is high in antioxidant pigments.  The flesh and juice is sweet and delicious.  However, they are only available in the early months of the year, so if you want to make the Quick and Easy Blood Orange Mini Cheesecakes, you can substitute plain old ‘orange’ oranges.

Zesting the blood orange

I was was very impressed by the Deiss Zester and Cheese Grater, it’s super sharp and makes short work of grating orange and lemon zest, garlic and hard cheese. 

Quick and Easy Blood Orange Mini Cheesecakes
Serves 6
Buttery biscuit crumb base covered with a sweet creamy cheesecake and topped with sweet and tangy blood oranges
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Prep Time
1 hr 10 min
Cook Time
5 min
Total Time
1 hr 15 min
Prep Time
1 hr 10 min
Cook Time
5 min
Total Time
1 hr 15 min
Ingredients
  1. 8 digestive biscuits
  2. 60 g butter
  3. 450 g Skyr or thick Greek yogurt
  4. 50 g honey
  5. grated zest of 1 orange
  6. Segments from two blood oranges
  7. 50 g sugar
  8. 6 small ramekins
Instructions
  1. Place the biscuits in a plastic bag and crush with a rolling pin
  2. Melt the butter and mix with the crushed biscuits
  3. Divide the biscuit mixture between the ramekins and press down with a teaspoon
  4. Mix the skyr or Greek yogurt with the honey and orange zest
  5. Divide the mixture between the ramekins, then chill in the refrigerator for at least an hour.
  6. Meanwhile peel the blood oranges and cut out the segments and place in a bowl, catch any juice from the oranges and place in a small saucepan, add the sugar and heat gently until melted.
  7. Bring the sugar syrup to a boil and boil for 4 minutes until syrupy, take off the heat add the orange segments, set aside to cool.
  8. To serve, remove the ramekins from the fridge and add 2-3 orange segments and a teaspoon of juice on top of the cheesecake.
Notes
  1. If you can't get blood oranges, use other sweet oranges, all that will be missing is the glowing red colour!
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How to make Blood Orange Mini Cheesecakes

 

Here are some great Blood Orange recipes from top UK bloggers:

Kale and Blood Orange Cake – Veggie Desserts

Blood Orange Salad with Avocado, Radish and Dill – Family Friends Food

Pan Fried Hake with Sauce Maltaise & Purple Sprouting Broccoli – Natural Kitchen Adventures

Blood Orange Squash – Tin & Thyme

What is your favourite quick and easy dessert? 

Comments

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    kellie@foodtoglow
    February 17, 2017

    This looks lush, Janice. I LOVE blood oranges, even popping some in the freezer for a little bit to make a one-ingredient sorbet. This looks almost as easy, and nice mix of sweet and tangy. Yummed, PInned and Flipped 🙂

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      Janice Pattie
      February 17, 2017

      Thanks Kellie, they are little miracles 🙂

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    Choclette
    February 17, 2017

    Wow Janice. The colour of those oranges is amazing. The only ones I’ve managed to get hold of this year have been a rather disappointing shade of mostly orange. Your cheesecakes are a great idea, such an easy and delicious dessert. That grater makes short work of zesting.

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      Janice Pattie
      February 17, 2017

      We seem to have had really good blood oranges this year, so I’ve been making the most of them.

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      Janice Pattie
      February 17, 2017

      Thanks Lucy, I love the deep colour you get with blood oranges.

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    Ceri Jones
    February 19, 2017

    I’ve been totally obsessed with blood orange this year, so these look just perfect!

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      Janice Pattie
      February 19, 2017

      Thanks Ceri, me too!

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      Janice Pattie
      February 19, 2017

      Thanks Emma, I’ve been buying blood oranges every week this month, just love them!

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    Heidi Roberts
    February 19, 2017

    I only had blood oranges once and they were tart – need to try again.

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      Janice Pattie
      February 19, 2017

      Oh no, I guess it’s like all oranges, some are delicious and others not so good.

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      Janice Pattie
      February 19, 2017

      Aw thanks, we certainly enjoyed them

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    DANIELLE VEDMORE
    February 23, 2017

    Looks devine! I love blood oranges – so sweet and juicy! I do struggle to find them though.

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      Janice Pattie
      February 24, 2017

      Thanks Danielle. I got my blood oranges at Tesco, they call them ‘red’, some other supermarkets call them ‘blush’ so you may find them if you look for these alternative names!

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