Total Time
4hrs 30mins
Prep 30 mins
Cook 4 hrs

I think this is the prettiest cheesecake when you get it done and garnished. It's fancy enough for guests and easy enough for a Wednesday night supper. I would associate it with summer, but if you're one of those people who likes to fix "summer foods" in the winter for a cabin fever fixer, this cheesecake is gonna pick you right up!

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. In a nonstick skillet over medium heat, cook coconut, stirring until lightly browned, 3-4 minutes. Remove.
  2. Coat and 8 inch springform pan with cooking spray. Combine crumbs with 1/2 cup reserved coconut; stir in the butter. Press onto the bottom and 1 inch up the side of the pan.
  3. In a microwave-safe bowl, sprinkle gelatin over 1/4 cup pineapple juice. In another bowl at high speed, beat cream cheese until smooth. Reduce speed to medium; beat in sugar then sour cream. Reduce speed to low and add cream of coconut, rum and remaining pineapple juice. Beat until combined.
  4. Heat reserved pineapple juice and gelatin in the microwave on high in 5 second intervals until gelatin dissolves. At low speed, beat mixture into cheese until combined. Pour batter into pan. Refrigerate until set, about 4 hours.
  5. Run a knife around the edge of the cheesecake to loosen; remove the side of the pan and garnish with remaining coconut, pineapple chunks, and cherries, if desired.

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