No Bake Blood Orange Dessert

No Bake Blood Orange Dessert

This luscious No Bake Blood Orange Dessert combines a silky and rich cream cheese-white chocolate base, salted pistachios, aromatic thyme, and a healthy amount of bourbon.

No Bake Blood Orange Dessert

Hello everyone! I hope you’re doing well. Did you celebrate St. Valentine’s Day, by any chance? We didn’t really; however, it didn’t stop us from eating something delicious. It never stops us, to be honest :)

While I didn’t share any special recipe for St. Valentines last week, except for this Blood Orange Scallop Salad, this No Bake Blood Orange Dessert could have easily been that dessert for sure. Please stay tuned as I will be sharing another lovely idea for a dessert in a glass soon.

No Bake Blood Orange Dessert

This is a truly luscious, easy to make and elegant dessert. It consists of two element – cream cheese and white chocolate base and blood orange sauce. Basically, this is a no bake cheesecake in a glass! Who doesn’t want some cheesecake?

  • The combination of cream cheese, cream, and white chocolate. It’s smooth, silky, and pleasantly (not overly) sweet.
  • An easy blood orange sauce with a touch of honey and thyme. Blood oranges introduce that famous refreshing and lightly tart flavour. However, if they’re not available, you can use any other kind of oranges. Cara cara oranges would be great.
  • A hearty amount of bourbon. I used 1/4 cup of it, and that was a lot, in a good way. Feel free to adjust the amount.
  • Finally, salted pistachios, for the added texture.

The serving is relatively small; however, it’s enough to enjoy! Since the cream cheese base is rather rich and decadent, it’s filling. However, who would judge you if have two glasses at once? I won’t! After all, all four servings haven’t disappeared themselves :)

I hope you like this No Bake Blood Orange Dessert, and you’ll give it a try soon.

Cheers.

No Bake Blood Orange Dessert
No Bake Blood Orange Dessert
No Bake Blood Orange Dessert

No Bake Blood Orange Dessert

Recipe by Ben | HavocinthekitchenCourse: Dessert
Servings

4

servings
Prep time

5

minutes
Cooking time

15

minutes
Chilling Time

1

hour

This luscious No Bake Blood Orange Dessert combines a silky and rich cream cheese-white chocolate base, salted pistachios, aromatic thyme, and a healthy amount of bourbon.

Ingredients

  • Cream Cheese Base:
  • ~ 250 gr. plain cream cheese

  • 1/2 cup cream (10 or 18%)

  • 70-100 gr. white chocolate, broken into pieces

  • Blood Orange Bourbon Topping:
  • 2-3 large blood oranges, peeled and cut into segments (juices collected)

  • 1 tbsp. honey

  • 1/4 tsp. fresh thyme

  • ~ 1/4 cup bourbon

  • 4 tbsp. salted pistachios, roughly chopped

Directions

  • In a small saucepan combine the cream and cream cheese over low-medium heat, whisking often, until melted. Add the chocolate and whisk until melted and combined. Off heat and cool completely. If you see any little lumps, simply blend up with an immersion blender for a few seconds.
  • For the sauce, in a separate saucepan combine the oranges with all the juices, honey, and thyme. Cook over medium heat for about 5 minutes. Stir in the bourbon and let the alcohol cook down for a minute or so. Off heat and let it cool completely then with an immersion blender.
  • To assemble dessert, simply place 2-3 tablespoons of the cream cheese base on the bottom of your serving glasses, then add 2-4 tablespoons of the sauce, and sprinkle with the pistachios. Chill for at least one hour or longer. Enjoy!

7 thoughts on “No Bake Blood Orange Dessert

  1. Leanne says:

    Love the colour of blood oranges! And presenting this dessert in a glass is so elegant. Definitely a nice dessert option for an at-home date night!

  2. Kim | Give it Some Thyme says:

    You had me at No-Bake but all got even better from there. Love winter citrus and blended with cream cheese and white chocolate sounds absolutely divine. And that healthy splash of bourbon with the crunch of pistachios puts this delicious dessert over the top!

  3. David @ Spiced says:

    What a fun way to serve dessert! I like to serve tiramisu in martini glasses for a fun visual angle, but now I want to serve no-bake desserts in wine glasses. And the color of this is fantastic! I can see how it disappeared magically. :-)
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