Orange Marmalade Cheesecake Bars Recipe Video


Preparation Time10 MinCooking Time1 Hr 5 Min
Ready In1 Hr 15 MinDifficulty LevelMedium
Health IndexAverageServings4
Main IngredientHealthy


 Butter4 Tablespoon, melted
 Shortbread cookies7 Ounce
 Sugar1 Tablespoon
 Low fat sour cream16 Ounce
 Low fat cream cheese8 Ounce, softened
 Egg3 Medium
 Vanilla extract1 Teaspoon
 Orange marmalade1 Cup (16 tbs)
 Granulated sugar2 Tablespoon (demerara sugar can be used)
 Orange zest1 Teaspoon

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 912 Calories from Fat 403

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 46 g70.4%

Saturated Fat 26.8 g134.1%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 257.7 mg

Sodium 720.2 mg30%

Total Carbohydrates 108 g35.9%

Dietary Fiber 0.72 g2.9%

Sugars 75.6 g

Protein 23 g46.7%

Vitamin A 30.2% Vitamin C 11.3%

Calcium 41.4% Iron 5.1%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F (or 165 degrees C) and grease a 9x13-inch pan. Line the bottom and extending up 2 sides of the pan with parchment paper.

2. For the crust, place the cookies into a Ziploc bag and crush them with a rolling pin until they’re as fine as you can get them. Add them to the bowl with the melted butter and 1 tablespoon of sugar and stir to combine until it looks like damp sand.
3. Spread the crust mixture evenly along the bottom of the pan being careful not to disturb the parchment then refrigerate the crust for about 10 minutes to set.
4. In the meantime beat together the cream cheese, sour cream, sugar and vanilla until smooth and lump free. Be sure to scrape down the sides of the bowl periodically with a rubber spatula.
5. Add the eggs one at a time making sure that each egg is full incorporated before adding the next. Add the orange marmalade and beat until incorporated.
6. Pour the batter onto the prepared crust and make sure it’s spread evenly over the bottom. The batter will have a very liquid consistency but after baking it firms up nicely.
7. Bake the cheesecake bars for 1 hour and 5 minutes or until they're set. Remove the pan from the oven and let it cool to room temperature before refrigerating for at least 4 hours. Chilling overnight is even better.

8. Garnish with the orange sugar, slice and serve.

If you’re following a gluten free diet be sure to use gluten free shortbread cookies in the recipe.

Editors Review

Cheesecake is just so much decadent fun. But this version uses low fat cream cheese and sour cream to make a really healthy version. Viewers can take it one step further and use raw agave nectar to make it completely vegan. Everyone loved the taste and simplicity of this dish. No need to bake a pastry or biscuit base either.