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Copycat Cheese Cake Factory Coconut Cream Cheesecake

Copycat Cheese Cake Factory Coconut Cream Cheesecake


Recipe for Copycat Cheese Cake Factory Coconut Cream Cheesecake – Coconut Cheesecake Topped with Coconut Cream Custard, all on a Chocolate Macaroon Crust.

Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 c. grated fresh coconut
  • 1 c. whipping cream (scalded)
  • 1 1/2 cup sugar
  • 20-ounce cream cheese
  • 4 large eggs – 2 egg yolks
  • 2 1/2 T coconut liqueur
  • 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1 c. low-fat sour cream
  • 1/4 c. cream of coconut
  • 1/2 teaspoon coconut liqueur
  • Coconut flakes, lightly toasted
  • Chocolate shavings for top
  • 2 ounces semisweet chocolate, melted
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 6 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded unsweetened coconut
  • Pinch of coarse salt
  • Nonstick cooking spray

Instructions

Chocolate Macaroon Crust:

Puree coconut with hot cream in a blender till finely shredded; about 4 min. Cool while preparing crust.
Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Lightly coat a 9-inch glass pie plate with cooking spray; set aside. In a medium bowl, combine chocolate, butter, sugar, coconut, and salt. Using your hands, mix until well combined.

Press mixture into bottom and all the way up sides of prepared pie plate. Bake until firm but not yet browned, about 20 minutes. Remove from oven; transfer to a wire rack to cool completely. The crust can be made up to 2 days ahead, and refrigerated, covered with plastic wrap.
Filling:

Using an electric mixer on low speed, beat cream cheese with sugar till blended. Fold in cooled coconut mix. Blend in large eggs and yolks 1 at a time.

Fold in 2 1/2 tbsp liqueur, lemon juice, vanilla, and almond extract. Pour into prepared crust. Return to oven and bake till sides of the cake are dry and center no longer moves when shaken, about 1 hour.
Let cool on the rack till depression forms in the center (about 35 min).3. Mix low-fat sour cream, cream of coconut, and remaining 1/2 tsp coconut liqueur.

Spread atop the cake. Bake 10 min to set topping. Cool completely on rack. Chill till cake is well chilled, about 4 hrs. Cover tightly and chill. Sprinkle coconut flakes, chocolate shavings, and whipped cream on top.

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