- 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 McCormick® Pure Vanilla Extract
- 4 eggs, lightly beaten
- 3/4 cup flaked coconut, toasted, divided
- 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.
- In a small bowl, mix cracker crumbs and butter. Press onto bottom of prepared pan.
- 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.
- 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.
- Remove rim from pan. Serve cheesecake topped with remaining coconut. Yield: 16 servings.
Reviews for Coconut-White Chocolate Cheesecake
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"This cake was great. Everyone who tried it loved it!!"
"This was fantastic! Creamy and not overly rich. It will definitely go into my recipe box and make another appearance at our dessert table"
"This was fabulous! I haven't really made a cheesecake from scratch before, so I wasn't sure I was doing it right, but it turned out perfect. I served it for Easter, and my brother said it was the best he's ever had -- even better than Cheesecake Factory! I had purchased some raspberry pie filling in case it needed something more, but it was perfect as is. Thanks for this one!!"