Orange Cheesecake with Candied Kumquats and a KitchenAid Giveaway

Orange Cheesecake with Candied Kumquats and a KitchenAid Giveaway @EclecticEveryday

I hope you all had a  wonderful holiday season and a beautiful new year! We just got back from vacationing in North Carolina where we had a blast playing in the snow, tubing, skiing and making snowmen. The first night we were there it snowed, so we had a great skiing conditions for the next couple of days. My son, after two lessons, has far exceeded his Mommy in skills. I had a very difficult time trying to keep up with him.

We were also fortunate enough to have my sister in law and here better half with us on vacation. My sister-in-law just lost a close friend a few weeks ago far too young. It was nice to leave our stress and troubles behind and just have a good time. I love how these family getaways really give a new fresh perspective, making us appreciate the beauty of outdoors and family more. My husband and I both find that the little things that drive us nuts just seem to disappear after vacation.

Orange Cheesecake with Candied Kumquats and a KitchenAid Giveaway @EclecticEveryday

I’m not one to really make resolutions for the new year. I had a good friend that always said anyday is a perfect day to make positive changes in your life, don’t wait for the new year. But, because we were on vacation and it was so nice, our resolution for this year was to take more vacations.

When I got back, after binging on huge amounts of NC pork, I needed something sweet and decadent, so I made this orange cheesecake. And since it’s kumquat season (YAY!) I topped this cheesecake with candied kumquats. It was amazing!

Orange Cheesecake with Candied Kumquats and a KitchenAid Giveaway @EclecticEveryday

Orange Cheesecake with Candied Kumquats and a KitchenAid Giveaway @EclecticEveryday

Orange Cheesecake with Candied Kumquats and a KitchenAid Giveaway @EclecticEveryday

Orange Cheesecake with Candied Kumquats

Ingredients:

For the crust:
2 packages graham crackers, from a box that has 3 packs
1 stick melted butter

For the cheesecake:
4 (8 oz) blocks cream cheese, at room temperature
1 cup sugar
1 cup sour cream
the zest and juice from 1 orange
4 eggs

For the candied kumquats:
2 cups sugar
2 cups water
1 pint kumquats, sliced
2 teaspoons vanilla

Directions:

Heat oven to 350°. Add graham crackers for crust in food processor. Pulse until the crackers are crumbs. Slowly add melted butter and pulse until crust comes together. Press crust into 9 inch springform pan.

Add cream cheese, sugar to stand mixer. Mix well. Add sour cream. Add eggs one at a time until combines. Add orange juice and orange zest.

Turn oven to 250° and bake cheesecake for about 2 hours, or until set. Cheesecake will very lightly brown.

For candied kumquats, combine all ingredients in a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil and cook over medium heat for about 30 minutes, or until kumquats are translucent. Remove kumquats with a slotted spoon and continue to reduce syrup.

Serve candied kumquats over cheesecake. Drizzle with syrup.

Notes: Cooking at a lower temperature like I have here at 250° prevents cracking (and I think makes it have a better consistency), but does take longer. If you are in a hurry, just bake at 350°.

Orange Cheesecake with Candied Kumquats and a KitchenAid Giveaway @EclecticEveryday Now time for the KitchenAid Baking Giveaway!

To make this cheesecake, I used a new spring form pan from KitchenAid. I’ve actually used all the pieces below and  can’t tell you just how much I love them. They are really quality bake ware and have become my new go-to favorite pieces.

Do you want to win some fabulous new bake ware from KitchenAid for the New Year? Of course you do! KitchenAid is giving you guys 4 chances to win some really quality new items you’re going to love!

Winner #1: – One (1) Ceramics Nesting Set (KBLR04NSER)
Orange Cheesecake with Candied Kumquats and a KitchenAid Giveaway @EclecticEveryday Winner #2: – One (1) Bakeware: Cookie Sheet (KBNSOLGCK), One (1) Snacking Loaf (KBNSO12SF), One (1) Springform (KBNSO09SG)
Winner #3: – One (1) Bakeware: Cookie Sheet (KBNSOLGCK), One (1) Snacking Loaf (KBNSO12SF), One (1) Springform (KBNSO09SG)
Winner #4: – One (1) Bakeware: Cookie Sheet (KBNSOLGCK), One (1) Snacking Loaf (KBNSO12SF), One (1) Springform (KBNSO09SG)

Orange Cheesecake with Candied Kumquats and a KitchenAid Giveaway @EclecticEveryday Orange Cheesecake with Candied Kumquats and a KitchenAid Giveaway @EclecticEveryday Orange Cheesecake with Candied Kumquats and a KitchenAid Giveaway @EclecticEveryday

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If your readers enter the code “ECRECIPE” at checkout on KitchenAid.com, they will receive 30% off all cookware and bakeware. This will be valid through 1/31/14.

To enter in the giveaway just leave a comment below telling me your favorite cheesecake.

For extra entries:

Please leave a comment for each entry Orange Cheesecake with Candied Kumquats and a KitchenAid Giveaway @EclecticEveryday

Giveaway ends January 31st.

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    sharon — January 14, 2014 @ 3:59 pm

    My favorite cheesecake recipe is Emeril’s NY Style cheesecake – with 7 eggs 🙂

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    I love tiramisu cheesecake!

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    Danelle — January 14, 2014 @ 6:57 pm

    My favorite cheesecake is an Australian recipe that is topped with a passion fruit puree- so yummy! My husband loves kumquats and I have some sitting in the fridge, so I’ll have to try to your recipe!!

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    Lemon Cheesecake w/ raspberries!

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    My favorite cheesecake is Grasshopper Cheesecake.

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    My favorite cheesecake is a key lime cheesecake with a raspberry glaze – Fantastic!

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    Jessica — January 15, 2014 @ 3:45 pm

    currently it is a lemon-blackberry version. so good

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    MK — January 15, 2014 @ 4:10 pm

    My fave is a rich NY cheesecake, topped with strawberries.

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    Lemon Cheesecake! Want to create a creme burle one! Love to bake …eat too!

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    My favorite cheesecake is Lemon Cheesecake

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    My favorite cheesecake is my Red Velvet Cheesecake 🙂

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    Pumpkin cheesecake

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    Vanilla bean cheesecake! YUM

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    This is my absolute favorite cheesecake recipe! http://m.foodnetwork.com/recipes/25282

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    I like new York cheesecake with a raspberry swirl

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    My favorite cheesecake is the kahlua cocoa coffee cheesecake at the Cheesecake Factory!

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    Your photos are always beautiful but these take the cake. I mean the cheesecake!! 😉 Well, my favorite cheesecake is our Vegan Pumpkin Cheesecake. I could eat that stuff every day! Love this giveaway and your recipe!

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    I once had a slice of mango cheesecake while on vacation that was heavenly. I have not been able to replicate that EXACT flavor yet! That would have to be my favorite cheesecake……so far. Well……so many cheesecakes, so hard to pick just one…… 🙂

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    SusanF — January 24, 2014 @ 6:09 pm

    My favorite cheesecake is anything someone made for me to eat. If I had a pan and made one for myself to eat (and maybe to share a piece) I would make a Turtle Cheesecake. Chocolate, caramel and pecans, yummy.

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    Jaye L. — January 25, 2014 @ 11:17 am

    My absolute favorite cheesecake is a traditional one: plain cheesecake with homemade graham cracker crust and cherries on top. But I’ll pretty much eat ANY cheesecake:-)

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    Kimberlyn — January 27, 2014 @ 11:56 pm

    My favorite cheesecake is cookie dough cheesecake topped with chocolate. I am also looking forward to trying your recipe for the Orange Cheesecake-it looks amazing!Thank you so much! 🙂

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