Mandarin and Kiwi Cheesecake

There are lots of recipes for cheesecakes and I have tried most. This simple one is a great favourite with my friends and especially the girls in my husband's office who sample it each Christmas.



  • 3oz Butter
  • 8oz Chocolate Digestives, crushed
  • 1tbsp Sugar


  • 8oz Cream Cheese
  • 3oz Caster Sugar
  • 2 Large Eggs, seperated
  • 1 x 11oz can of Mandarin Oranges
  • 1 Orange Jelly
  • 5floz Orange Yoghurt
  • 5floz Double Cream

To Decorate

  • 1 Kiwi fruit
  • 5floz Double Cream
  • reserved Oranges


  1. Melt butter, add sugar and crushed biscuits. Mix well and press into an 8 or 9 inch springform cheesecake tin. Leave to set.
  2. Beat cream cheese and 3oz Caster Sugar together with egg yolks. Add orange yoghurt.
  3. Drain oranges and dissolve jelly in 3tbsp of the juice. Leave to cool.
  4. Reserve 1 or 2 mandarins to decorate and chop the rest.
  5. Whip cream until thick but not stiff. Beat egg whites until stiff.
  6. Add cooled jelly to cheese mixture, fold in cream and the whites. Leave to thicken slightly.
  7. Fold in oranges, pour on to biscuit base and leave to set.
  8. Decorate with slices of kiwi, reserved mandarins and double cream piped around the edge in rosettes.