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    Macadamia Cheesecake

    Total Time:

    Prep Time:

    Cook Time:

    1 hr 20 mins

    35 mins

    45 mins

    kcdelong's Note:

    Every bite of this tropical dessert is sheer delight. 4 hour chill time

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    Ingredients:

    Servings:

    Units: US | Metric

    • 1 1/3 cups finely crushed vanilla wafers (about 35)
    • 1/2 cup flaked coconut
    • 1/2 cup finely chopped toasted macadamia nuts
    • 1/3 cup butter or 1/3 cup margarine, melted
    • 2 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese, softened
    • 1 (8 ounce) container cream cheese with pineapple
    • 1 cup sugar
    • 2 teaspoons vanilla
    • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
    • 2 large eggs
    • 1 large egg yolk
    • 1/3 cup finely chopped toasted macadamia nuts
    • 1/4 cup toasted coconut
    • 1 sliced carambola (star fruit) (optional)

    Directions:

    1. 1
      For crust, in a mixing bowl combine crushed wafers, 1/2 cup coconut, the 1/2 cup nuts, and melted butter or margarine.
    2. 2
      Press mixture evenly on the bottom and 1 inch up the sides of a 9-inch springform pan.
    3. 3
      Set aside.
    4. 4
      For filling, in a large mixing bowl beat cream cheeses with an electric mixer on high speed until smooth.
    5. 5
      Add sugar, beating on medium to high speed until well combined.
    6. 6
      Beat in vanilla and lemon juice.
    7. 7
      Add whole eggs and egg yolk all at once.
    8. 8
      Beat on low speed just until combined.
    9. 9
      Stir in the 1/3 cups nuts.
    10. 10
      Pour filling into the crust-lined pan.
    11. 11
      Place the pan on a shallow baking pan on the oven rack.
    12. 12
      Bake in a 350 degree F oven for 45 to 50 minutes or until the center appears nearly set when shaken.
    13. 13
      Remove springform pan from baking pan.
    14. 14
      Cool on a rack for 15 minutes.
    15. 15
      Use a small metal spatula to loosen crust from side of pan.
    16. 16
      Cool 30 minutes more.
    17. 17
      Remove sides of pan.
    18. 18
      Cool 1 hour; cover and chill at least 4 hours.
    19. 19
      Sprinkle with toasted coconut.
    20. 20
      If desired, top with several carambola slices.
    21. 21
      Makes 12 servings.
    22. 22
      Make-Ahead Tip: Up to 1 day ahead, make and bake cheesecake.
    23. 23
      Cool as directed, cover, and chill.
    24. 24
      To serve, top with coconut and carambola slices if desired.

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    Nutritional Facts for Macadamia Cheesecake

    Serving Size: 1 (93 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 12

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 353.6
     
    Calories from Fat 258
    72%
    Total Fat 28.6 g
    44%
    Saturated Fat 14.9 g
    74%
    Cholesterol 107.8 mg
    35%
    Sodium 169.6 mg
    7%
    Total Carbohydrate 21.0 g
    7%
    Dietary Fiber 1.2 g
    4%
    Sugars 18.7 g
    75%
    Protein 5.1 g
    10%

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    vanilla wafers

    cream cheese with pineapple

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