Orange and Honey Cheesecake with Vanilla Crust

It’s back to school, but summer is not over yet! With calendars filling up, it's always good to have a quick and easy recipe on hand for picnics, birthday parties or backyard get togethers. This no-bake Orange & Honey Cheesecake with Vanilla Crust only takes a few easy ingredients and about 15 mins of prep time. The flavor pairing of orange, honey and vanilla is one of my favorites, give it a try if you haven’t already!

Classic Cheesecake

Classic Cheesecake


  • 2 cups vanilla wafers, crushed

  • ½ cup quick oats

  • ⅔ stick Challenge European Style Unsalted Butter, melted


  • 2 packages Challenge Cream Cheese (8oz each)
  • 1 pack gelatin

  • ¼ cup granulated sugar

  • ¼ cup honey

  • Zest and juice from 4 Valencia oranges (or regular naval oranges)


  • 1
    To make the crust, grind the crushed vanilla wafers and quick oats in a food processor for about 1 minute. Add the melted butter and stir until well combined.

  • 2
    Pour the mixture into the spring pan and push down to compress the crumbs with a pie or coffee tamper, or the bottom of a glass.
  • 3
    Refrigerate for at least 1 hour.

  • 4
    In a small sauce pan, bring the orange juice, honey, and sugar to boil. Add the gelatin.
  • 5
    Pour the cream cheese mixture slowly over the vanilla wafers and refrigerate for at least 2 hours until the cream cheese mixture has set.
 Serve chilled and keep in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

Recipe By

Sugary & Buttery

Melina is a passionate baker who was born and raised in Germany. She currently lives in Texas with her husband and is discovering the American way of baking. Melina loves experimenting in the kitchen and shares her new creations on her blog Sugary & Buttery.