*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
                         MANDARIN ORANGE CHEESECAKE
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 Serving Size  : 6    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Cheesecakes                      Pastries
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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           ---           ------THE ART OF FILO
                         Square or Rectangular Pan
                         -(see shapes)
      1/2   lb           Filo
                         Unsalted butter, melted
                         -for brushing filo
    1       sm           Can mandarin oranges
    8       oz           Cream cheese, room temp.
    1       c            Ricotta cheese
      1/2   c            Sugar
    2                    Egg yolks
    1       t            Grated fresh orange peel
                         -(or lemon)
    1       t            Vanilla
                         -----SYRUP TOPPING-----
      1/4   c            Sugar
      1/4   c            Water
    1       tb           Orange blossom water
   TO ASSEMBLE ~~~~~~~~~~~ Drain the mandarin orange
   segments thoroughly. In a mixer bowl, combine the
   cream cheese, ricotta, sugar, egg yolks, grated orange
   peel, and vanilla. Add the oranges.
   Follow the folding instructions for the shape you have
   chosen. Bake in a preheated 350 oven until golden
   brown, about 50 minutes.
   While the cheesecake is baking, prepare the syrup
   topping. In a saucepan, combine the sugar and water,
   bring to a boil, and then lower the heat and simmer
   about 5 minutes. Remove from the heat and, when cool,
   add the orange blossom water.
   When the cheesecake comes out of the oven, cut it into
   square- or diamond-shaped pieces. Spoon the cooled
   syrup evenly over the top. Return it to the oven for
   about 4 minutes. Then, let the cheesecake cool about 2
   hours before serving.
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