Creamy Ambrosia Cheesecake

Recipe by kittycatmom
READY IN: 1hr 20mins
SERVES: 10-12




  • Coconut Crust:
  • Heat oven to 350 degrees. Stir together graham cracker crumbs, coconut flakes, melted butter, and sugar in a medium bowl. Press mixture firmly onto bottom of 9-inch springform pan. Bake 8 minutes; cool slightly.
  • Filling:
  • Cut mandarin oranges into small pieces. Drain oranges and pineapple, reserving juices.
  • Beat cream cheese in large bowl until fluffy. Add sugar; beat well. Add eggs; beat well. Stir in white chips, oranges and pineapple. Pour mixture over baked and slightly cooled crust.
  • Bake 60 to 65 minutes or until center is almost set. Remove from oven to wire rack. With knife, loosen cake from side of pan. Cool completely; remove side of pan. Cover; refrigerate until cold.
  • Prepare Tropical Fruit Sauce.
  • Tropical Fruit Sauce:
  • Combine reserved fruit juices, suagar and cornstarch in a medium saucepan. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until thickend. Remove from heat. Stir in orange or pineapple extract. Cool to room temperature. Cover; refrigerate leftover sauce.
  • To serve:
  • Pour desired amount of fruit sauce over individual slices of cheesecake. Garnish with toasted coconut if desired.
  • Refrigerate leftover cheese cake - it there is any!