Wednesday, July 18, 2012

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Coconut Pineapple Cheesecake
Printable Recipe


I am super excited to participate in this Month's Get Your Chef On Blog Series. This month's secret ingredient is one of my favorite fruits; COCONUT.

For this Round 2 of the series a recipe must feature the main ingredient; Coconut for a chance to win ad space on each co-host's blog for two months. The Linky Party will go live on July 17th and Winner Announcement on July 24th.

I decided on a Desert Recipe with Coconut and Pineapple joining forces for a delicious creamy tropical cheesecake with a Coconut crust plus a Peach & Pineapple topping.

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Ingredients:

    Coconut Crust:
  • 1 cup sweetened flaked coconut
  • 1/4 cup ground almonds
  • 2 Tbsp. sugar
  • 1/8 tsp. salt
  • 3 Tbsp. unsalted butter, melted
    Filling:
  • 2 (8oz.) packages cream cheese, softened
  • 3/4 cup crushed pineapple, drained
  • 1 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp. lemon juice
  • 2 Tbsp. cornstarch
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
    Topping:
  • 1 cup crushed pineapple, drained
  • 1/4 cup peach preserves
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 Tbsp. lemon juice
  • 1 Tbsp. corn starch
  • 1 cup sweetened flaked coconut

Directions:
    Crust:
  1. Preheat oven to 325°F.
  2. In a food processor, process first four ingredients until mixture looks like a coarse meal.
  3. Add melted butter and process until smooth.
  4. Press firmly into bottom of a 9" springform pan. Wrap the pan with aluminum foil to prevent spills.
  5. Bake 10-12 minutes or until edges are lightly browned; remove from oven, let cool.
    Filling:
  1. In a food processor, process cream cheese until smooth. Add pineapple and process until smooth.
  2. Add sugar, salt, eggs, lemon juice, cornstarch and vanilla. Process until creamy and smooth.
  3. Pour into prepared pan. Place pan on a baking sheet and bake at 325°F for about 1 1/2 hours until center is set.
  4. Cool for about 1 1/2 hours.
    Topping:
  1. In a medium saucepan, combine pineapple, peach preserves, water, lemon juice and cornstarch. Mix together and cook over medium heat until mixture thickens and pineapple is soft. If mixture gets too thick, add more water, a Tbsp. at a time.
  2. Remove from heat and puree with a blender or food processor until smooth. I used an immersion blender for this step.



  3. Spoon pineapple mixture on top of cooled cheesecake and smooth evenly.



  4. Toast coconut in a small skillet over medium heat until it begins to brown, about 3-5 minutes.



  5. Remove from heat and sprinkle over the pineapple topping.



  6. Cover cheesecake and refrigerate until chilled, at least 6 hours or overnight.




  7. To serve, cut into wedges and garnish with pineapple chunks.




This was my first attempt at making a Cheesecake with fruit. It turned out beautifully, without a crack. The Coconut and Pineapple combination was wonderful. The topping was sweet and complemented the cheesecake nicely.

It may be hard to eat just one piece of this creamy cheesecake, but fight the temptation by sharing this recipe at your next gathering. I hope you give this recipe a try. You will not be dissapointed!!!


Have a great Summer!!!

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34 comments:

  1. Coconut...Pineapple...cheesecake??? I think I'm in love! Can't wait to try this! :)

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  2. OK you had me at cheesecake, so I know this is delicious! I will be making this, thanks for sahring!

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  3. Looks and sounds delicious! Stopping by from Get Your Chef On!

    Robyn from Robyn's View

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  4. This looks so good! I love cheesecake and these flavors are probably wonderful in cheesecake. Thanks for sharing on Marvelous Mondays! :)

    Julie

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  5. You rocked this Maria!! Loving everything IN this recipe! YUM!!!! Thank you for linking up to #GYCO!!!
    -Jen

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  6. Thanks for linking up again at The Purple Pumpkin Blog!

    This looks and sounds delicious - a great summertime treat :D My husband hates coconut though, so might have to have this one to myself bwahahahah!!

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  7. Wonderful looking cake
    I've never eaten coconut pineapple cheesecake and I'm very curious now

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  8. I love all your pineapple pictures. So yummy! New follower from A Glimpse Inside. Love for you to stop by and return the follow when you can :)

    www.thenaptimereview.com

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  9. Oh my word! This looks unbelievable! My next splurge dessert, I think.:)

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  10. That looks FABULOUSLY YUMMY!!! Like really!!!! Yumm!!!! What a great combo.... cheesecake/pineapple!

    Thanks so much for sharing this at The DIY Dreamer.. From Dream To Reality!

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  11. Coconut and pineapple - fantabulous!
    Great post. I found this through the Create and Inspire linky party. I linked in a rhubarb and banana jam I did to use up old bananas.
    Cheers

    Ps As I am commenting on things today I am reminding people that if you turn off your word verification stuff people will find it much easier to comment on your posts. Give it a go!

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  12. Yum! A pina colada cheesecake - sounds delish! Visiting from pinteresting linkup :)

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  13. Looks amazing! Thanks for sharing :)

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  14. What a fabulous Cheese-cake recipe! I'm a sucker for coconut and paired with pineapple, it sounds to die for!! Thanks for the recipe, will copy it asap!
    FABBY

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  15. Yum--definitely sounds tropical and yummy!

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  16. Again, this looks fabulous! I think you have a good chance at winning the GYCO challenge and that is coming from one of your competitors! Thanks so much for linking up to Fabulous Fridays! :)

    Julie

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  17. It looks delish!! Thank you for sharing this at my Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Hope to see your prettiness again on Monday. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

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  18. Hello
    My name is Jennifer and I just wanted to let you know that I have mentioned your post on my blog www.eatcraftsow.blogspot.com.au. If there is anything you would like for me to remove please let me know. Cheers Jennifer

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  19. Hello
    My name is Jennifer and I just wanted to let you know that I have mentioned your post on my blog www.eatcraftsow.blogspot.com.au. If there is anything you would like for me to remove please let me know. Cheers Jennifer

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  20. I am a Cheescake fanatic. This one looks so good and perfect for summer. My tastebuds are watering.

    If you get a chance I would love if you would link up this recipe at my Pin Pary.
    http://www.sarahdawndesigns.blogspot.com/2012/07/pintastic-monday-link-party-1.html

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  21. YUM! I love cheesecake and this looks amazing! Thanks for sharing at the Pinteresting Link Party!

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  22. Oh my that looks so yummy! Thanks for sharing the recipe. Stopping by from the newbie party! :)

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  23. Hello there,
    I have selected you to feature in the Newbie Spotlight this week on my blog!! I am highlighting two of your posts. Please do me a favor and link back to Debbie's Newbie Party you joined.

    Just customary to let people know where you party and it's a nice way to thank the hostess. Thanks :)

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  24. This cheesecake looks fantastic!! I really like the coconut crust and the topping. Thanks for sharing at Showcase Your Talent Thursday!

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  25. Holy Moly, that looks delicious!! I'm a fellow newbie at Debbiedoo's and am your newest follower! Hope you stop by and say hello :)
    Susan

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  26. I love pineapple & coconut! Sounds yummy. Thank you for sharing at our Pinteresting Party.

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  27. Yum! Looks delicious. I am a new follower on GFC. Patsy

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  28. These looks delicious, I love cheesecake, love coconut and like pineapple perfect combination. Stopping by from Thursday temptation link party

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  29. Recipe is explained very well, i like the details. Food looks wonderful on photos!

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  30. Oh that sounds AMAZING!!! It is very pretty as well! I am featuring this at todays link party! Wahoo!!

    http://twoyellowbirdsdecor.blogspot.com/2012/08/thursdays-temptation-27-fabulous.html
    Jill

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  31. This sounds wonderful. I love the pineapple coconut combination, but have never had it in cheesecake, but I bet it is just wonderful. Thanks for sharing on Foodie Friends Friday!

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