Thursday, April 4, 2013

Orange Vanilla Creamsicle Cheesecake

In the mood for something sweet, orange and fairly healthy? 

We have a tasty and simple little treat for you orange vanilla creamsicle cheese cake treat to be exact!

Low fat, gluten free and refined sugar free too!

                   Orange Vanilla Creamsicle Cheese Cake Recipe

                   This is a no bake cheese cake.  With a pecan crust.


2 packages 1/3 less fat cream cheese, room temperature softened
1 cup plain,  fat free Greek yogurt
1 orange, zested and juiced
1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract or 1/2 vanilla bean scraped out
1 teaspoon pure orange extract
1/2 cup more or less agave nectar or other sweetener of choice 
5 tablespoons melted coconut oil
2 cups whole pecans


Make your crust first.  Place pecans in a food processor and grind fine. Place pecans in a bowl and add the coconut oil. Blend well. Depending on what you are serving the cheese cake in, place the pecan mixture in the pan, jars or cups pressing down firmly. Place in the refrigerator to set up.

Place cream cheese in mixing bow and whip until smooth and creamy. Scrape down sides of bowl. Add orange zest and orange juice and blend well. Scrape sides down. Add yogurt and agave, vanilla and orange extracts and blend well.

Scoop mixture in to serving vessel(s), cover and refrigerate 2 hours. Serve with an orange garnish.

Recipe yielded 6 dessert glasses.

Fell free to switch out the pecan crust for something different. We love the nutty flavor combined with the bright orange flavor.

See the specks of the vanilla bean? 

Wake up your taste buds this Spring with a creamsicle, good for you cheese cake dessert!

Trust in the Lord with all your heart.
    Do not depend on your own understanding.

In all your ways remember him.
    Then he will make your paths smooth and straight.

Proverbs 3:5-6

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  1. Oh My! How delicious does that look! I will have to give this a try! thank you!

  2. Love this! I'd like to invite you to link up to Saturday Spotlight @ Angels Homestead. The party is open from 12 am Saturday, until 12 midnight Wednesday.

    Hope to see you there :)


  3. Does sound rather healthy. It looks yummy. thank you for the recipe.

    Consider yourself hugged,

  4. Wow.. this looks good! How did you know that Creamsicle was my favorite thing in the whole world? :) Love it and pinning it now!