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This cranberry orange no bake creme fraiche cheesecake is the perfect addition to your holiday menu. Full of flavor and best of all, no bake!

This cranberry orange no bake creme fraiche cheesecake is the perfect addition to your holiday menu. Full of flavor and best of all, no bake!

I say every year that I’m not going to be “that girl” that complains about the weather. Well, I lied to myself once again. Can we talk about this weather? It sucks and it’s cold.

Every winter I like to play a game in my house where I see how long I can last before I turn my heat on. I know, I’m a weirdo. Although it’s really less weird as it is I hate to see my electric bill soar (ugh, electric heat) in the winter. This year I made it until Sunday November 16th. I think that’s pretty good for living in New York.

This cranberry orange no bake creme fraiche cheesecake is the perfect addition to your holiday menu. Full of flavor and best of all, no bake!

You know what the best part about this whole story? On Saturday I fly to Grenada for 15 days of fun in the sun. Or, fun in a place that probably doesn’t have heat. I’m happy with both.

I’m also happy that since I will be in the Caribbean I can drink as many dark rum cocktails as possible. Right? Isn’t that what one does when in the Caribbean?

{Make sure you’re following me on Instagram and Twitter to see all my pictures while I’m on vacation.}

This cranberry orange no bake creme fraiche cheesecake is the perfect addition to your holiday menu. Full of flavor and best of all, no bake!

I made these fun little no bake cheesecakes using my new favorite thing ever – vanilla creme fraiche from Vermont Creamery. They are topped with a quick cranberry bourbon sauce and filled with tangy creme fraiche, orange zest and lots of fragrant vanilla bean paste. They are out of this world delicious and no bake! You know I love me some no bake cheesecakes!

 

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Cranberry Orange No Bake Creme Fraiche Cheesecake

This cranberry orange no bake creme fraiche cheesecake is the perfect addition to your holiday menu. Full of flavor and best of all, no bake!

Yield: 6 mini cheesecakes

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 0 minutes

Total Time: 15 minutes + resting time

Ingredients:

For topping:

  • 1 cup cranberries
  • 1/4 cup dark brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup apple cider
  • 2 tablespoons bourbon

For cheesecake:

  • 8 ounces cream cheese
  • 4 ounces vanilla creme fraiche
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon powdered sugar
  • 2 teaspoons orange zest
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla bean paste
  • 6 mini-graham cracker crusts

Directions:

For topping:
Add all ingredients to a small saucepan and simmer until the cranberries pop and the sauce is thick.

Cool while you prepare the cheesecakes.

For cheesecake:
In the bowl of an electric mixer add cream cheese and creme fraiche. Mix until fluffy.

Add in maple syrup, powdered sugar, orange zest and vanilla bean paste. Mix utnil fully combined.

Fill mini-graham cracker crusts with filling and add the refrigerator. Let sit for at least 2 hours until they set.

Top with cranberry mixture and serve cold.

 

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Joanne

Monday 24th of November 2014

I'm only CRAZY JEALOUS of your warm weather travels! If I had known earlier, I might have stowed myself away in your suitcase. Well, at least we have cranberry cheesecake. That counts for something.

kellie @ The Suburban Soapbox

Saturday 22nd of November 2014

I play the same "heat" game every year. I did not even make it to November this year. I want to cry when the propane truck arrives....so have fun in Grenada. I'll be thinking of you when I'm shivering and eating a pile of these little gems of happiness. So beautiful!

Meseidy Rivera

Friday 21st of November 2014

Cranberry and orange are a classic pairing! I love how you worked them into such and easy dessert!

beth

Friday 21st of November 2014

oh, these are definitely going on the list of things to try this year... we always do a second thanksgiving, so we'll have leftovers (first one is away, with family).

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