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Coconut-White Chocolate Cheesecake Recipe
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Coconut-White Chocolate Cheesecake Recipe

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Friends have suggested over and over that I submit this creation to a magazine because it's so good. For the best texture, make sure not to overmix the batter. —Jamie Harris, Danville, Illinois
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 40 min. Bake: 1 hour + chilling
MAKES:16 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 40 min. Bake: 1 hour + chilling
MAKES: 16 servings

Ingredients

  • 1-1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 6 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 5 packages (8 ounces each) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1-1/2 cups white baking chips, melted and cooled
  • 3/4 cup coconut milk
  • 2 teaspoons coconut extract
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 4 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 3/4 cup flaked coconut, toasted, divided

Nutritional Facts

1 slice equals 517 calories, 40 g fat (25 g saturated fat), 144 mg cholesterol, 332 mg sodium, 32 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 9 g protein.

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 325°. Place a greased 9-in. (3-in.-deep) springform pan on a double thickness of heavy-duty foil (about 18 in. square). Wrap foil securely around pan.
  2. In a small bowl, mix cracker crumbs and butter. Press onto bottom of prepared pan.
  3. In a large bowl, beat cream cheese and sugar until smooth. Beat in cooled chips, coconut milk and extracts. Add eggs; beat on low speed just until blended. Fold in 1/2 cup coconut. Pour over crust. Place springform pan in a larger baking pan; add 1 in. of hot water to larger pan.
  4. Bake 60-70 minutes or until center is just set and top appears dull. Remove springform pan from water bath. Cool cheesecake on a wire rack 10 minutes. Loosen sides from pan with a knife; remove foil. Cool 1 hour longer. Refrigerate overnight, covering when completely cooled.
  5. Remove rim from pan. Serve cheesecake topped with remaining coconut. Yield: 16 servings.
Editor's Note: To toast coconut, spread in a 15x10x1-in. baking pan. Bake at 350° for 5-10 minutes or until golden brown, stirring frequently.
Originally published as Coconut-White Chocolate Cheesecake in Taste of Home

Nutritional Facts

1 slice equals 517 calories, 40 g fat (25 g saturated fat), 144 mg cholesterol, 332 mg sodium, 32 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 9 g protein.

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