1 hr 40 mins
1 hr 10 mins
Candace Michelle's Note:
I absolutely love coconut, but I'm not a fan of cheesecake unless its amazing--this one is! It's very similar to the Chocolate Macaroon Cheesecake at the Cheesecake Factory, the only difference I know of is the crust at the Cheesecake Factory has coconut in it as well, but I prefer this crust with the pecans.
My Private Note
Units: US | Metric
- 1 1/3 cups flaked coconut, divided
- 20 chocolate wafer cookies
- 1 cup finely chopped pecans
- 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
- 1/4 cup butter or 1/4 cup margarine, melted
- 3 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese, softened
- 3 large eggs
- 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
- 1 (15 ounce) can cream of coconut
- whipped cream (to garnish)
- 1Preheat oven to 400°F.
- 2To toast coconut, spread on baking sheet. Bake 4 to 6 minutes or until lightly golden brown, stirring frequently. Remove coconut from baking sheet and cool; set aside. Place cookies in food processor or blender container; process with on/off pulses until finely crushed.
- 3Combine cookie crumbs, pecans and sugar in a small bowl; stir in melted butter.
- 4Press firmly onto bottom of 9-inch springform pan.
- 5Beat cream cheese with electric mixer at high speed until fluffy.
- 6Add eggs and flour; beat at high speed until smooth, scraping down side of bowl once.
- 7Gradually beat in cream of coconut.
- 8Stir in 3/4 cup of the toasted coconut with a wooden spoon. Pour over crust.
- 9Bake for 1 hour and 10 minutes or until cheesecake springs back when lightly touched (center will be soft).
- 10Carefully loosen cheesecake from edge of pan with spatula. Cool on wire rack; refrigerate until firm. Remove side of pan. Spoon whipped cream into pastry bag fitted with star decorating tip.
- 11Pipe around edge of cheesecake. Sprinkle remaining toasted coconut inside whipped cream boarder.
Browse Our Top Cheesecake Recipes
You Might Also Like...View All Cheesecake Recipes
Nutritional Facts for Coconut Cheesecake
Serving Size: 1 (169 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 10
- Amount Per Serving
- % Daily Value
- Calories 571.1
- Calories from Fat 450
- Total Fat 50.0 g
- Saturated Fat 29.0 g
- Cholesterol 150.7 mg
- Sodium 371.2 mg
- Total Carbohydrate 24.0 g
- Dietary Fiber 2.8 g
- Sugars 13.6 g
- Protein 10.4 g