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Sparkling Orange Cheesecake Dessert
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Sparkling Orange Cheesecake Dessert

4 Hr(s) 40 Min(s)
25 Min(s) Prep
4 Hr(s) 15 Min(s) Cook
If you're looking to impress a crowd one layer at a time, this Sparkling Orange Cheesecake Dessert fits the bill handily.
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16 servings
Original recipe yields 16 servings
1-1/2 cups boiling water
1 pkg. (8-serving size) JELL-O Orange Flavor Gelatin
2 cups cold ginger ale
1-1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter or margarine, melted
1/2 cup sugar, divided
1 pkg. (8 oz.) PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese, softened
1 tub (8 oz.) COOL WHIP Whipped Topping, thawed
2 cups assorted fruit, such as red and green grape halves
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Let's Make It
1
Stir boiling water into dry gelatin in large bowl at least 2 minutes until completely dissolved. Stir in cold ginger ale. Refrigerate 1 hour and 15 minutes or until slightly thickened (consistency of unbeaten egg whites).
2
Mix cracker crumbs, butter and 1/4 cup of the sugar in 13x9-inch baking dish. Press firmly onto bottom of dish. Refrigerate until ready to use.
3
Beat cream cheese and remaining 1/4 cup sugar in large bowl with wire whisk until well blended. Gently stir in whipped topping; spread evenly onto crust. Arrange fruit, in rows, over cream cheese layer; spoon thickened gelatin over fruit. Refrigerate 3 hours or until firm. Store leftover dessert in refrigerator.
Kitchen Tips
Tip 1
Substitute
Use 1 pkg. (3 oz.) JELL-O SIMPLY GOOD Orange Tangerine Flavor Gelatin.
Tip 2
Size Wise
Sweets can add enjoyment to a balanced diet, but remember to keep tabs on portions.
Tip 3
Great Substitutes
Substitute club soda for the ginger ale and 2 pkg. (4-serving size each) JELL-O Sparkling Mandarin Orange Flavor Gelatin for the 1 pkg. (8-serving size) gelatin.
Tip 4
Substitute
Substitute strawberry halves, blueberries, raspberries and/or mandarin oranges for the grape halves.
Tip 5
Soften Cream Cheese
Place completely unwrapped package of cream cheese in microwaveable bowl. Microwave on HIGH 10 sec. or just until softened. Add 15 sec. for each additional package of cream cheese.
Tip 6
Great Substitutes
Substitute club soda for the ginger ale, 2 pkg. (4-serving size each) JELL-O Sparkling Mandarin Orange Flavor Gelatin for the 1 pkg. (8-serving size) gelatin and strawberry halves, blueberries, raspberries and/or mandarin oranges for the grape halves.
Nutrition
Calories
270
Calories From Fat
0
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 14g
18%
Saturated Fat 9g
45%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 30mg
10%
Sodium 220mg
10%
Total Carbohydrates 34g
12%
Dietary Fibers 1g
4%
Sugars 27g
54%
Protein 3g
6%
Vitamin A
15%
Vitamin C
2%
Calcium
2%
Iron
2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Servings
Makes 16 servings.
* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.
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