Mini Orange Cheesecakes
Everyone should have a signature color! Julia Robert’s character Shelby in Steel Magnolias proclaimed hers to be blush and bashful. My mom says hers is taupe and peach…she sent me and my sis for a pedi in this off the beaten path nail salon while sitting there we realized why she raved about this place – the decor – taupe and peach!
And of course there’s me. I love orange. This is not because I was raised a Tennessee Vol. It’s a beautiful, bright and chic color. Take a look…
4 oz. neufatchel cheese or reduced fat cream cheese, softened
1 cup 0% Fage greek yogurt
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
1/4 c. sugar
1 egg white
1 tbsp. flour
1/4 tsp. orange zest
Muffin Cups (I like the no pan needed kind)
Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
Cream together cream cheese and yogurt until smooth. Add in the next 5 ingredients. Blending well.
Place a vanilla wafer in the bottom of each muffin cup and place them on a cookie sheet. Fill cups with about a 1/4 cup of the cream cheese mixture. This will yield about 8 mini cheesecakes.
Bake in oven for 25 minutes – the center should be set. Place cup on a wire rack and cool completely before putting in the fridge.
I love the organic vanilla wafers at Whole Foods – they are delicious and super crunchy. You could certainly substitute a reduced fat vanilla wafer.
This recipe can be easily doubled. I like to make small batches of sweets so I don’t over indulge!