You'd never believe that a cheesecake this pretty would be so easy to make.




  • Prepare cheesecake crust according to package directions, except stir in sunflower kernels. Press mixture onto the bottom of an ungreased 8-inch springform pan; set aside.

  • Prepare cheesecake filling according to package directions, except increase milk to 1 3/4 cups and stir in orange peel. Spoon filling into crust-lined pan, spreading evenly.

  • In a small microwave-safe bowl combine chocolate and shortening. Microwave, uncovered, on 100 percent power (high) for 1 minute. Stir until melted and smooth. Pour melted chocolate into a small resealable plastic bag; snip a small hole in one corner. Pipe chocolate over filling in a spiral pattern. Starting at the center of the cheesecake, pull a toothpick through the chocolate to create a swirl. Continue to create swirls around the entire cheesecake. Cover and chill for 1 to 24 hours.

  • Using a small sharp knife, loosen edge of cheesecake from side of pan. Remove side of pan. Before serving, arrange strawberries around top edge of cheesecake.

Nutrition Facts

366 calories; 18 g total fat; 34 mg cholesterol; 452 mg sodium. 46 g carbohydrates; 7 g protein;