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Ambrosia Cheesecake #2

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By kc10
Member since 2006

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1-1/2 cups almond shortbread cookies crushed (about 12 cookies)
3 tablespoons sugar
3 tablespoons butter
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

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.

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