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Refreshing Southern Pineapple Orange Swirl Cheesecake

Refreshing Southern Pineapple Orange Swirl Cheesecake is just the thing. Combining the tangy sweetness of pineapple with the zesty brightness of orange, this cheesecake is a tropical delight that’s perfect for any occasion. It’s rich and creamy with a swirl of fruit that makes it as beautiful as it is delicious.

I first made this cheesecake for a summer potluck, wanting to create something that captured the essence of sunny days and southern hospitality. As I watched my friends take their first bites, their faces lit up with joy, and I knew I had a winner. The combination of flavors was so refreshing and satisfying that it quickly became a requested favorite at all our gatherings.

Résumé of the Recipe

This Refreshing Southern Pineapple Orange Swirl Cheesecake features a creamy cheesecake base with swirls of pineapple and orange, creating a beautiful marbled effect. It’s a delightful blend of tangy and sweet, perfect for warm days and special occasions. The buttery graham cracker crust adds a delicious crunch, making each bite a heavenly experience.

Exciting Story

One sunny afternoon, I decided to surprise my family with this cheesecake. I remember my husband’s reaction vividly—he closed his eyes with the first bite, savoring the blend of flavors. Our kids, usually not fans of fruity desserts, couldn’t get enough of it. Now, it’s a must-have at our summer barbecues and family gatherings. This cheesecake not only tastes amazing but also brings back wonderful memories every time I make it.

Why This Refreshing Southern Pineapple Orange Swirl Cheesecake?

Selling Points:

  • Tropical Flavor: Combines the tangy sweetness of pineapple with the zesty brightness of orange.
  • Beautiful Presentation: The marbled swirl effect makes it visually stunning.
  • Perfect for Any Occasion: Great for summer parties, potlucks, and family gatherings.

Prep Time: 20 minutes | Cooking Time: 60 minutes | Total Time: 80 minutes
Kcal: 450 kcal | Servings: 12 servings


1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs
1/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup melted butter
24 oz cream cheese, softened
1 cup sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
3 large eggs
1 cup crushed pineapple, drained
1/2 cup orange juice
1 tbsp orange zest
Orange and yellow food coloring (optional)
Pineapple slices, for garnish
Orange slices, for garnish
Whipped cream, for garnish
Mint leaves, for garnish

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Preheat oven to 325°F (165°C). Grease a 9-inch springform pan.
In a medium bowl, combine graham cracker crumbs, 1/4 cup sugar, and melted butter. Press mixture into the bottom of the prepared pan.
In a large bowl, beat the cream cheese and 1 cup sugar until smooth. Add vanilla extract and beat until combined.
Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Mix in crushed pineapple, orange juice, and orange zest until combined.
Divide the batter into two bowls. Add orange food coloring to one bowl and yellow food coloring to the other, if desired. Swirl both batters together in the prepared crust.
Bake for 50-60 minutes, or until the center is set. Cool on a wire rack for 10 minutes before running a knife around the edge of the pan to loosen. Cool completely before removing the rim of the pan.
Refrigerate for at least 4 hours or overnight before serving. Garnish with pineapple slices, orange slices, whipped cream, and mint leaves

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