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Honey Citrus Cheesecake

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Cooking Time:

50 to 60 minutes

Yield:

Makes 12 servings.

 Honey Citrus Cheesecake

Ingredients

  • 4 (8oz) pkg 1/3 less fat cream cheese
  • 2/3 cup honey
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 4 eggs, beaten
  • 2 tsp grated orange zest
  • 2 tsp grated lemon zest
  • 2 cups walnuts, toasted
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon

Directions

Filling

4 (8oz) pkg 1/3 less fat cream cheese
2/3 cup honey
1/2 cup sugar
1tsp vanilla
4 eggs, beaten
2 tsp grated orange zest
2 tsp grated lemon zest

Crust

2 cups walnuts, toasted
1/4 cup sugar
1/2 tsp cinnamon

Preheat oven 350 degrees. In a large bowl, with an electric mixer, combine the cream cheese, honey, sugar and vanilla until blended. Add the eggs, mix until blended. Stir in the citrus zest. Using a food processor with fitted steel blade, process the walnuts, sugar and cinnamon for the crust until finely ground. Press the crust into the bottom of a 9-inch springform pan. Pour filling mixture over the crust. Bake for 50 -60 minutes or until center is almost set. Using a butter knife, loosen cake from the rim of the pan. Cool before removing the rim. Refrigerate 3 hours or overnight. Garnish with orange slices, walnuts, mint leaves or a drizzle of honey.