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Cook the Book: Caramelized Orange Cheesecake

[Photo: Annabelle Breakey]

This week I tried really hard to keep all of our Cook the Book recipes as New Year's resolution friendly as possible, and The Sunset Cookbook made that job pretty easy. The book's filled with wonderfully fresh salads and simply prepared lean meats. But one look at this recipe for Caramelized Orange Cheesecake and I knew that diet-breaking or not, it had to be included in our Sunset coverage.

Since the end of our epic December Cookie Month I'd been on a self-imposed baking hiatus, but after just a week or two of no sweets it was time to ease back into it.

Super creamy with a great graham crust, lightly orangey filling, and an almost stained glass-like caramelized orange topping, this cheesecake was almost as good to look at as it was to eat. Even without baking it in a water bath, the filling baked evenly without those unsightly surface cracks. And if you are still sticking to that New Year's resolution, this cake can be enjoyed in tiny slivers as well as chunky wedges.

As always with our Cook the Book feature, we have five (5) copies of The Sunset Cookbook to give away this week.

Adapted from The Sunset Cookbook. Copyright © 2010. Published by Oxmoor House. Available wherever books are sold. All Rights Reserved.

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