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Coconut-Lemon Cheesecake Dessert Recipe
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Coconut-Lemon Cheesecake Dessert Recipe

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This refreshing dessert was a hit when I brought it to our ladies fellowship meeting at church. Everyone loved the buttery coconut crust, lemony filling and sour cream topping.—Leslie Dickson, Buffalo, WY
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 30 min. + chilling
MAKES:15 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 30 min. + chilling
MAKES: 15 servings

Ingredients

  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup flaked coconut, toasted
  • 3/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
  • FILLING:
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1/3 cup lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon grated lemon peel
  • TOPPING:
  • 1-1/2 cups sour cream
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1-1/2 cups flaked coconut, toasted

Nutritional Facts

1 piece equals 383 calories, 25 g fat (17 g saturated fat), 85 mg cholesterol, 168 mg sodium, 36 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 5 g protein.

Directions

  1. Place the flour, coconut, butter and confectioners' sugar in a food processor; cover and process until combined. Press into an ungreased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish. Bake at 350° for 15-20 minutes or until lightly browned.
  2. In a small bowl, beat cream cheese and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs, lemon juice and peel just until combined. Pour over crust. Bake for 18-20 minutes or until edges are lightly browned and filling is set.
  3. Combine the sour cream, sugar and vanilla; spread over filling. Sprinkle with coconut. Bake 10 minutes longer. Cool on a wire rack. Refrigerate for at least 4 hours before cutting. Yield: 15 servings.
Originally published as Coconut-Lemon Cheesecake Dessert in Country Woman February/March 2010, p38

Nutritional Facts

1 piece equals 383 calories, 25 g fat (17 g saturated fat), 85 mg cholesterol, 168 mg sodium, 36 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 5 g protein.

Sweet White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a sweet white wine such as Moscato or a sweet Riesling.

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Reviewed Jun. 27, 2011

Made this for a crowd and received lots of compliments. I wasn't expecting quite the strong lemon flavor. I wondered if the recipe could have had a typo error because the ratio of eggs and sugar for 1 block of cream cheese didn't seem right to me. I made as shown and thought the cheesecake layer was too runny so I added an additional 8 oz of cream cheese and I was so glad I did. I did not change anything else and loved it. I will definitely make again.

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Reviewed Apr. 24, 2011

To me, this was way more trouble than I want to do again; however, after being refrigerated overnight, my husband said he could not wait until I made it again. The three stars are for me; he would give it four stars for sure.

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Reviewed Mar. 29, 2011

Was the hit of a small dinner party!!IEveryone

raved;;I give this one 10 stars;;yummy;yummy

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Reviewed Mar. 21, 2011

Tried this recipe, but I didn't have fresh lemon juice, so I substituted with fresh limes. I used about 4 medium size limes to get 1/3 cup of juice for the recipe. Tastes like key lime cheesecake or like a margaritta!!! I'm going to try it with fresh pineapple juice next time to make it taste like a pina coloda. Excellent recipe

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Reviewed Jan. 20, 2010

A friend gave me some Meyer lemons from her tree, so I couldn't resist making these yummy sounding bars, and now I cannot resist eating them.

The recipe doesn't tell you how to "toast" the coconut, so I just used my toaster oven. It did the trick.

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