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I recently served this cheesecake at a dinner party. It was a hit. I have been giving out the receipe. I do cook my cheesecakes a little differrently. I cook my cheesecakes in a water bath. Place the cheesecake in the oven in a water bath at 350 degrees and bake for one hour. Then, leave the cheesecake in the oven in the water bath, turn the oven off and let the cheesecake sit in the oven for one hour. Take cheesecake out of the oven and run a knife around the edge of the cheesecake to loosen from the springform pan. Let cheesecake cool for a couple of hours on a wire rack. Cover the cheesecake and put it in the refrigerator to cool. Take the cheesecake out of the refrigerator and remove the springform pan before serving. I made a pineapple sauce and served it on the side. Puree fresh pineapple then chop a little pineapple up and stir it into the puree. The sauce is great. What an excellent cheesecake!

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Kimberly Lanier March 17, 2002

Dorothy, you should make this again! Thanks for an easy to follow recipe for a first-time baked cheesecake cook. I followed your detailed instructions faithfully to end up with the most wonderful dessert that our guests raved over. I didn't garnish the cheesecake as it looked good as it was, but served it with a tropical fruit platter. Thanks.

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JustJanS August 12, 2002

I had set this recipe aside to try but was a little intimidated by the number of steps. When a friend offered to bring a dessert to a recent dinner party in my home, I gave him the recipe, as he is an excellent, fearless cook! (He said it was quite easy to make.) Well, this dessert was fabulous and got rave reviews. Several cheesecake lovers said it was the best they had ever had. Thanks for sharing this outstanding recipe!

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Ginny233 October 09, 2002

This ought to be on the Hall of Fame!! It is TDF!! So simple to make, and the instructions so detailed and well written!! BUT! Not as fantastic as the cheesecake! now people who haven't tried it...have a look at how simple the directions are, try it!! You won't regret it. It is really outstanding!! Though my mixer had a hard time with the mixture for the cheese filling. It really is very thin. Don't worry. My cheesecake only took 35 minutes to get done. And oh goodness...really not a single blemish...no crack in sight, I didn't even need to bake it in a waterbath!! And I was in a rush, I took it straight out of the oven once it was ready instead of allowing it to cool in the oven slowly. Still the cheesecake held up very well and no cracks. Seriously guys, try this recipe...i didn't change it one bit and it was oh so so so so so GOOD!!!!!

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KitchenManiac July 22, 2003

Pineapple, coconut and brazil nuts you hooked me:) This is so good, Thank for sharing.

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L DJ July 01, 2008

Heavenly! Will definitively make again. Thanks for the recipe.

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l0ve2c00k October 22, 2007

This was soooo good and wet and smooth!! I loved it! I had to use pecans instead of brazil nuts though because couldn't find the others but it still turned out wonderfully. It was actually the first cheesecake i've ever made and will remain in my cookbook to make again!

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KissyZ October 14, 2006
Pina Colada Cheesecake With Coco-Nut Crust