Recipe for Orange Blossom Cheesecake


    Orange Blossom Cheesecake

    1 pound cream cheese (at room temperature)
    1/2 cup orange blossom honey
    1/4 cup orange juice
    1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    3 large eggs
    1 1 /2 teaspoons lemon rind, grated
    2 tablespoons orange rind, grated
    9-inch springform pan with pre-baked
        graham cracker crust in bottom

    Beat cream cheese until smooth. Add, beating in, the honey, orange juice and vanilla extract. Then beat in the eggs, one at a time, until well blended. Whisk or fold in the lemon rind and orange rind.

    Pour into prepared 9-inch springform pan. Bake at 225 degrees F for 15 minutes, then reduce the heat to 200 degrees F and bake for 1 1/2 hours.

    Meanwhile, prepare Topping.

    Mix 1 1/2 cups sour cream, 1 tablespoon grated orange rind and 3 tablespoons honey.

    Remove cheesecake from the oven and spread the topping over hot cheesecake. Return to oven, raise temperature to 400 degrees F and bake 5 more minutes ONLY.