This is an easy cheesecake for everyone and has a delicious citrus flavour. It looks amazing and can be made in 30 minutes.
It is not a Sicilian recipe but is a very popular dessert all over the world, especially in recent years.
-15 digestive biscuits
-6 tablespoons of melted butter
-400g of cream cheese
-grated rind of 3 oranges, keeping the segments for decoration
-200g mascarpone cheese
-100g caster sugar
-3 tbsp milk
-184ml double cream
Crush the biscuits coarsely. You can do this by placing them in a plastic food bag and crushing them with a wooden spoon.
Put the biscuits in a bowl and mix with the melted butter. Put the mixture into a 23cm cheesecake mould, then use the back of a spoon to distribute it evenly and press it into the mould to form the base. Place the mould in the fridge to set. This should take about 30 minutes.
Place the curd or cream cheese, orange zest, mascarpone, sugar and milk in a bowl and mix well with a wooden spoon.
Place the cream in a clean bowl and beat until it is the consistency of a thick cream. Add to the orange mixture and mix well.
Remove the cheesecake tin from the fridge. Pour the filling over the biscuit base and spread evenly. Decorate with orange segments and place back in the fridge until ready to serve (at least 4 hours or overnight).
Cut the orange, peel it, then use a sharp knife to cut the side of each wedge. Repeat all the way round until only the pith remains - do this over a bowl so it doesn't drip. You don't need the juice, but it's delicious to drink.