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Mandarin Glazed Cheese Cake

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  Graham cracker crumbs 1 2⁄3 Cup (26.67 tbs)
  Sugar 5 Tablespoon
  Butter/Margarine 5 Tablespoon, softened
  Lemon gelatin 3 Ounce (1 Package)
  Hot water 1 Cup (16 tbs) (Very Hot)
  Cream cheese 16 Ounce, softened (2 Packages, 8 Ounce Each)
  Vanilla extract 1 Teaspoon
  Sugar 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Chilled whipping cream 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Canned mandarin oranges 16 Ounce, drained (1 Can)

1. Combine graham cracker crumbs and 5 tablespoons sugar. Using a fork or pastry blender, blend in the butter. Using the back of a spoon, press crumb mixture in the bottom and sides of a buttered 8-inch springform pan.
2. Bake crumb crust at 375°F 8 minutes. Cool.
3. Put lemon-flavored gelatin into a bowl. Add the very hot water and stir until gelatin is completely dissolved; cool. Chill, stirring occasionally, until slightly thicker than thick unbeaten egg white.
4. While gelatin is chilling, combine cream cheese and vanilla extract. Gradually add remaining 1/2 cup sugar, beating until blended.
5. When gelatin is desired consistency, stir several tablespoons into the cream cheese mixture. Continue adding gelatin mixture slowly, stirring constantly until well blended.
6. Beat the whipping cream in a chilled bowl, using chilled beaters, until it piles softly. Gently fold into the gelatin-cheese mixture. Pour mixture into cooled crust. Chill until set (about 1 hour).

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