Ginger-Orange Cheesecake


Who knew that cheesecake could be a delicious slow cooker dessert? Forget about baking cheesecake in the oven -- this slow cooker cake cooks right on your counter top!

Ginger-Orange Cheesecake
Photo: Peter Krumhardt
Prep Time:
25 mins
Chill Time:
4 hrs
Total Time:
4 hrs 25 mins


  • Nonstick cooking spray

  • 12 ounce reduced-fat cream cheese (Neufchatel), softened

  • ½ cup sugar

  • 1 teaspoon finely shredded orange peel (set aside)

  • 2 tablespoon orange juice

  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour

  • ½ teaspoon vanilla

  • ½ cup nonfat sour cream

  • ¾ cup refrigerated or frozen egg product, thawed, or 3 eggs, lightly beaten

  • 1 cup warm water

  • 2 medium Cara Cara and/or blood oranges, sliced

  • Finely chopped crystalized ginger (optional)


  1. Lightly coat a 1 1/2-quart soufflé dish or casserole* with cooking spray. Tear off an 18x12-inch piece of heavy foil; cut in half lengthwise. Fold each piece lengthwise into thirds. Crisscross the foil strips and place the dish in the center of the crisscross; set aside.

  2. For filling, in a large bowl beat cream cheese, sugar, orange juice, flour, and vanilla with an electric mixer on medium speed until combined. Beat in sour cream until smooth. Beat in eggs with mixer on low speed just until combined. Stir in orange peel. Pour filling into prepared dish. Cover dish tightly with foil.

  3. Pour warm water into a 3 1/2- to 5-quart slow cooker. Using the ends of the foil strips, transfer dish to cooker. Leave foil strips under dish.

  4. Cover and cook on high-heat setting for 2 1/2 hours or until center is set. Using foil strips carefully remove dish from cooker; discard foil strips. Cool completely, uncovered, on a wire rack. Cover and chill for 4 to 24 hours before serving.

  5. Garnish with orange slices and crystallized ginger if using.


Before beginning this recipe, check to make sure that the dish or casserole you plan to use fits into your slow cooker.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

161 Calories
8g Fat
17g Carbs
6g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 10
Calories 161
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 8g 10%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 26mg 9%
Sodium 159mg 7%
Total Carbohydrate 17g 6%
Total Sugars 14g
Protein 6g
Vitamin C 10.6mg 53%
Calcium 70.7mg 5%
Iron 0.5mg 3%
Potassium 167mg 4%
Folate, total 32.3mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.5mcg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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