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Jell-O Recipe Contest 1st Place Winner: Orange Creamsicle Cheesecake

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Can you believe this Orange Creamsicle Cheesecake is made with JELLO?!

Orange Creamsicle Cheesecake

Leona S. Patteson; San Diego, California

Crust
· ¼ cup butter, melted
· 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
· 2 cups cookie crumbs (I usually use animal crackers)
· ½ cup chopped nuts

Cheesecake
· 2 (8-ounce) packages cream cheese, softened
· ½ cup granulated sugar
· 1 teaspoon vanilla
· 2 large eggs

Sour cream layer
· 1 cup sour cream
· 3 tablespoons sugar
· 1 teaspoon vanilla

Orange layer
· 1 (3-ounce) orange Jell-O mix
· 1½ cup boiling water
· 1 (8-ounce) container of whipped topping

In a mixing bowl, combine butter, 2 tablespoons sugar, cookie crumbs, and nuts. Pat into a 9" springform pan. Cool in refrigerator while you beat cream cheese, ½ cup sugar, 1 teaspoon vanilla, and eggs for 10 minutes. Pour filling onto crust and bake at 350° F for 20 minutes or until it won’t stick to your finger. While the cheesecake is cooking, beat together sour cream, 3 tablespoons sugar, and 1 teaspoon vanilla. Pour over cream cheese mixture and bake at 450° F for 5 minutes. Cool completely. Stir Jell-O into the boiling water until dissolved. Gently fold in whipped topping until completely combined. Pour over cheesecake and place in freezer for an hour. Remove from freezer and chill in refrigerator until ready to serve, at least 2 hours. Before serving, run a knife around the pan to separate orange layer from side. Unhinge pan and gently lift from cheesecake.

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Get the rest of the Jell-O contest winners here:

2nd Place: Sticky Orange Wings

3rd Place: Jell-O Marshmallows

Honorable Mention: Jelly Lamingtons

Honorable Mention: Chocolate Raspberry Cake Balls

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