- minutes. Cool on a wire rack.
- In a large bowl, beat cream cheese and sugar until smooth. Beat in
- coconut extract. Add eggs; beat on low speed just until combined.
- Fold in coconut. Pour into crust. Place springform pan in a large
- baking pan; add 1 in. of boiling water to larger pan.
- Bake at 325° for 45-55 minutes or until center is just set and
- top appears dull. Remove springform pan from water bath; remove
- foil. Cool cheesecake on a wire rack for 10 minutes; loosen edges
- from pan with a knife. Cool 1 hour longer. Refrigerate overnight.
- For glaze, place chocolate chips in a small bowl. In a small
- saucepan, bring cream just to a boil. Pour over chocolate; whisk
- until smooth. Stir in vanilla. Cool slightly to reach a spreading
- consistency, stirring occasionally.
- Remove rim from pan. Spread glaze over cheesecake. Refrigerate for 1
- hour or until set. Top with toasted coconut and almonds if desired.
- Yield: 12 servings.
Nutrition Facts: 1 slice (calculated without coconut and almonds) equals 543 calories, 42 g fat (25 g saturated fat), 149 mg cholesterol, 308 mg sodium, 36 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 8 g protein.