No Bake Orange Creamsicle Cheesecake



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No Bake Orange Creamsicle Cheesecake

Ingredients:

  • 1 pouch of Betty Crocker Sugar Cookie Mix OR 1 pre-made pie crust if you want totally ‘No Bake”
  • 3/4 + 1 C powder sugar
  • 2 8oz boxes of cream cheese, softened
  • 2 C heavy whipping cream + 1 C for the topping
  • 1 3 oz box of orange flavored jello
  • 1 C boiling water
  • 1 orange, zested
  • 1/4 tsp + 1/2 tsp for the topping of vanilla extract
  • 1 disposable piping bag with star tip

Instructions:

IF DOING THE COOKIE CRUST Preheat oven to 350F. & spray the inside of an 8-inch springform cheesecake pan with baking spray, then follow the directions on the cookie mix until you have the cookie batter

  1. Take the batter and press it down into the prepared pan as you would a regular crust, then bake for roughly 10-12 minutes until the cookie crust is lightly browned.
  2. remove and set aside.

IF USING A PRE_MADE CRUST BEGIN HERE

  1. In a large mixing bowl, beat cream cheese until smooth
  2. Mix in the 3/4 C powder sugar
  3. In a medium bowl, combine the jello with the boiling water and whisk until completely dissolved. Set aside
  4. Zest the orange and set aside
  5. Using a standing mixer, whip on medium speed the heavy whipping cream, 1/2 C powder sugar and vanilla until stiff peaks form
  6. Add 1/2 of the whipped cream into the cooled jello and whisk until combined
  7. Fold the remaining whipped cream in with the cream cheese mixture
  8. Spread 1/2 of the cream cheese mixture onto the crust
  9. Spread about 2 C of the orange mixture onto the cream cheese mixture
  10. Slowly and carefully spread the remaining of the cream cheese mixture
  11. Place into the fridge to set over night
  12. Using a standing mixture, whip together the 1 C heavy whipping cream, 1/2 C powder sugar and 1/2 tsp vanilla extract until stiff peaks form
  13. Scoop into the piping bag and pipe small dollops around the edge of the pie
  14. Cut out a slice and enjoy!

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