MANGO, LIME AND GINGER CHEESECAKE

 

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  • Servings: 18
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Ingredients

  • Crust:
  • 30 gingersnap cookies
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 3/4 stick (6 tablespoons) butter, melted
  • Filling:
  • 2 pkg. (8 oz each) cream cheese (not reduced-fat or fat-free)
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 cup heavy (whipping) cream
  • 1 tablespoon freshly grated lime peel
  • 1/4 cup lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped crystallized ginger (see Note 1)
  • 1 mango, peeled; halves diced (see Note 2, about 1 cup)
  • Topping:
  • 1 ripe mango, peeled and halved
  • 1 Tablespoon each sugar and finely chopped crystallized ginger
  • Garnish:
  • lime slices, cut in half

Directions

  • Lightly coat an 8 x 2-1/2-in. springform pan with nonstick spray.
  • Crust: Process cookies and sugar in food processor until fine crumbs form. Add butter; pulse to blend. Press over bottom and halfway up sides of pan, using bottom of a small measuring cup to press into an even layer. Put in freezer while making Filling.
  • Filling: Beat cream cheese, sugar, 1/4 cup cream, the lime peel and juice and crystallized ginger in a large bowl with mixer on medium speed 3 minutes or until smooth, pale and fluffy. Fold in diced mango. In a separate bowl, with clean beaters, beat remaining 3/4 cup cream until soft peaks form when beaters are lifted. Fold into cheese mixture until blended. Spoon into crust; smooth top. Refrigerate at least 5 hours.
  • Topping: Cut each mango half lengthwise in thin slices. Place in a small bowl; sprinkle with sugar and crystallized ginger. Gently stir, then let stand 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Run knife around sides of cake to loosen. Remove pan sides. Fan mango slices on top. Garnish with lime.

Notes

Categories: No Bake/Cook 

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