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Coconut-Macaroon Cheesecake

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Prep Time
40
min.
Total Time
3
hr.
17
min.
Servings

12 to 16 servings

This amaretto-spiked cheesecake gets a drizzle of chocolate for extra deliciousness. The coconut is a bonus, too.

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  • 1. Preheat oven to 350 degree F.
  • 2. For crust, combine 1 cup of the toasted coconut, the ground almonds, and melted butter or margarine in a small mixing bowl. Press mixture onto the bottom of a 9-inch springform pan; set aside.
  • 3. For filling, beat cream cheese, the 1/2 cup sugar, and amaretto or almond extract in a large mixing bowl with an electric mixer on low speed until smooth. Add the three whole eggs all at once. Beat on low speed just until combined. Do not overbeat. Pour filling into crust-lined pan. Place the pan on a shallow baking pan in the preheated oven.
  • 4. Bake in the preheated oven for 40 minutes. (Cheesecake will not be completely done.) Sprinkle with the remaining 2/3 cup toasted coconut.
  • 5. Meanwhile, allow egg whites to stand at room temperature for 30 minutes. Combine egg whites, vanilla, and cream of tartar in a large mixing bowl. Beat with an electric mixer on high speed until soft peaks form (tips curl). Gradually beat in the 6 tablespoons sugar, about 1 tablespoon at a time. Beat on high speed about 4 minutes more or until mixture forms stiff, glossy peaks (tips stand straight) and sugar dissolves. Carefully spread over partially baked cheesecake to within 1 inch of the pan. Sprinkle with the 1/3 cup coconut.
  • 6. Return to oven and bake 12 to 15 minutes more or until lightly browned. Remove springform pan from baking pan. Cool cheesecake on a wire rack for 15 minutes. Loosen the sides of the cheesecake from the pan. Cool 30 minutes more. Remove sides of the springform pan and let cheesecake cool for 1 hour. Cover and chill at least 4 hours before serving.
  • 7. Just before serving, heat chocolate and shortening in a small saucepan over low heat until melted. Drizzle over cheesecake. Let stand until chocolate sets. Makes 12 to 16 servings.

Note

To toast the coconut, spread it in a single layer in a shallow baking pan. Bake in a 350 degree F oven for 5 to 10 minutes or until light brown. Watch it carefully, and stir it so it browns evenly.

Servings

  • 12 to 16 servings

Nutritional Information

Serving Size 12 to 16 servings
AMOUNT PER SERVING
Calories 396
% Daily Value
Total fat 30g
Saturated fat 18g
Cholesterol 121mg
Sodium 220mg
Carbohydrate 24g
Dietary fiber 1g
Protein 8g
   
Vitamin A 19 %DV

* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.

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