Monday, May 26, 2008

Cranberry-Orange Cheesecake

2 pkgs. (8 oz. each) cream cheese, softened
½ c. sugar
½ t. grated orange peel
½ t. vanilla
2 eggs
¾ c. chopped cranberries, divided
1 read-to-use graham cracker crumb crust (6 oz. or 9-in)
Mix cream cheese, sugar, peel and vanilla with electric mixer on medium speed until well blended. Add eggs; mix until blended. Stir in ½ c. of the cranberries.
Pour into crust. Sprinkle with remaining ¼ c. cranberries.
Bake at 350 for 40 minutes or until center is almost set. Cool. Refrigerate 3 hours or overnight. Garnish with additional cranberries, mint leaves and orange peel.

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