Nilla wafer cranberry cheesecake: Vanilla wafers crushed and whole make for a gorgeous dessert (1994)

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Nilla Wafers - Orange-Cranberry cheesecake dessert recipe 1994-002
Make a vanilla wafer cranberry cheesecake

Whether they’re right out of the box or in your favorite recipe, Nabisco Nilla Wafers always makes the difference. Here is an easy way to tempt the Nilla lovers in your family.

Nilla wafer cranberry cheesecake - Orange-cranberry vanilla wafer dessert recipe from 1994

Nilla wafer cranberry cheesecake recipe

Ingredients

50 Nilla Wafers (vanilla wafers)
1-2/3 cup sugar
3 tablespoons margarine, melted
3 8-ounce packages cream cheese, softened
3 eggs
1/2 cup sour cream
1/4 cup orange juice
1 tablespoon grated orange peel
Cranberry topping (recipe follows)

Directions

Finely roll 25 Nilla wafers. Mix crumbs. 5 tbs. sugar and margarine; press on bottom of 9-inch springform pan. Stand remaining wafers around side of pan, overlapping slightly. With mixer. beat cream cheese and the remaining sugar; blend in eggs, sour cream, orange juice and peel. Spread into crust.

Bake at 350 F for 1 hour or until set. Turn oven off; open door slightly. Let cheesecake stand in oven for 1 hour. Remove from oven; cool. Chill at least 4 hours. Serve topped with Cranberry topping. Garnish as desired.

Cranberry topping: In saucepan, cook 2 cups cranberries, 3/4 cup sugar, 2 tablespoons water and 1 tablespoon cornstarch over medium heat, stirring until mixture thickens. Chill. Makes 12 servings.

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Nilla wafer cranberry cheesecake - Orange-cranberry vanilla wafer dessert recipe from 1994

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Nilla wafer cranberry cheesecake: Vanilla wafers crushed and whole make for a gorgeous dessert (1994)

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