Mandarin Orange Chocolate Chip Cheesecake

Mandarin Orange Chocolate Chip Cheesecake

12 oz. cream cheese, softened

1/2 C. sugar

2 eggs

1/2 t. orange extract

3/4 to 1 C. miniature semisweet chocolate chips


1 1/2 C. (12 ounces) sour cream

2 T. sugar

1/2 t. vanilla extract

1 can (11 ounce) mandarin oranges, drained

Additional chocolate chips

1 chocolate crumb or graham cracker crust (9 inches)

In a mixing bowl, beat cream cheese and sugar until smooth. Add eggs, beat on low speed just until combined. Add orange extract; beat just until blended. Stir in chocolate chips. Pour into crust.

Bake at 375°F. for 20 minutes or until center is almost set. Remove from the oven; increase temperature to 425°F.

In a bowl, combine sour cream, sugar and vanilla. Spread over cheesecake.

Bake 5 minutes longer. Cool on a wire rack for 15 minutes.

Refrigerate overnight. Just before serving, garnish with oranges and additional chocolate chips.


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