AMBROSIA CHEESECAKE #2

 

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Ingredients

  • Crust:
  • 1-1/2 cups almond shortbread cookies crushed (about 12 cookies)
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • Filling:
  • 4 pkgs. cream cheese
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 pkg. (14 oz.) flaked coconut
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 2 cups orange curd (recipe follows)
  • 1 cup toasted coconut

Directions

  • Mix crust ingredients together and press into a 10-in. springform pan. Bake for 8 minutes at 350ºF. Cool.
  • Beat the cream cheese and sugar together till fluffy, add the eggs 1 at a time. Stir in the coconut and vanilla. Pour into the cooled crust. Bake at 350ºF for 1 hour. Chill 8 hours or overnight.
  • Spread the top with the orange curd and sprinkle with the toasted coconut.
  • Fresh Orange Curd:
  • 1 cup sugar,
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 2 cups orange juice
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1 tablespoon fresh orange zest
  • Combine the sugar and cornstarch, whisk in the orange juice, then lightly beaten eggs. Bring to a boil and cook for 5-6 minutes on medium heat. Remove from the heat and whisk in the butter and orange zest. Chill well before spreading onto the cheesecake.

Notes

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