Today, June 27th, celebrates Florida’s state flower, the orange blossom. If you’ve ever drove past an orange grove, you will always remember the sweet fruity aroma that goes straight to your head.
To celebrate today, you don’t have to drive south. We’ve got a recipe for you for a Orange Blossom Cheesecake from That Creative Mom Cooks!
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, flour 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.