Pina Colada Cheesecake

"This is one of Southern Living's top-rated recipes from 2001. Prep time does not include chilling for at least 8 hours."
 
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Ready In:
1hr 20mins
Ingredients:
19
Yields:
1 10inch cheesecake
Serves:
12
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ingredients

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directions

  • Stor together butter, graham cracker crumbs, chopped pecans and sugar.
  • Press into bottom and 1 1/2 inches up sides of a lightly greased 10-inch springform pan.
  • Beat cream cheese and 1/2 cup sugar at medium speed with electric mixer for 3minutes or until fluffy.
  • Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each.
  • Add pineapple, cream of coconut, sour cream, light rum and coconut extract.
  • Beat until blended.
  • Pour mixture into crust.
  • Bake at 325°F for 1 hour and 15 minutes or until center is almost set.
  • Cool on a wire rack.
  • For Glaze: Stir together cornstarch and water until smooth.
  • Combine cornstarch mixture with crushed pineapple, sugar and lemon juice in a saucepan over medium heat.
  • Cook, stirring constantly, for 5 minutes or until mixture is thickened and bubbly.
  • Remove from heat and let cool completely.
  • When glaze is cooled, spread glaze over top of cheesecake.
  • Cover and chill for at least 8 hours.
  • Garnish if desired before serving.

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Reviews

  1. Jane from Ohio
    This was delicious. I made it for Easter. I used Bacardi's golden rum. I took the cheesecake out of the oven while the center was still soft. I wasn't sure if it would set up. It set up beautifully. I made this the day before Easter and it was in the fridge about 18 hours. Wonderful!!!
     
  2. Mrs.CDGordon
    this cheesecake is DELICIOUS! i love making cheesecakes and my hubby loves eating them and this is by far the best one i've made (and he's eaten). I used Malibu Rum. Before we finished eating the one i made, hubby was requesting another.
     
  3. Leslie in Texas
    This is a fabulous cheesecake! I made it for a Memorial Day gathering yesterday and everyone ( 21 people ) loved it! Thanks for posting this- it will definitely be made again!!<br/><br/>I have made this at least 6 times since I posted my review- its one of my favorite desserts to make and enjoy! I have made several tweaks to the recipe. For the crust I used just 1cup of graham cracker crumbs, added 3/4 cup of flaked coconut and omitted the sugar, since the coconut was sweetened. In the glaze, I used 1/4 rum in place of the water and increased the cornstarch to 4 tablespoons. everyone loves this cheesecake! Thanks for posting it!
     
  4. I_love2nurse in Can
    I made this for my husbands birthday and he loved it. I had several cans of cream of coconut on hand and I used coconut rum for the rum. It was very DELICIOUS. I will definately make it again but will make 2 smaller cakes rather than one large one. Thanks for posting.
     
  5. chef_richness
    This is delightfully light and sinfully delicious. Reminds you of the smells and flavors of Hawaii. Try it and you will like it.
     
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  1. Leslie in Texas
    This is a fabulous cheesecake! I made it for a Memorial Day gathering yesterday and everyone ( 21 people ) loved it! Thanks for posting this- it will definitely be made again!!<br/><br/>I have made this at least 6 times since I posted my review- its one of my favorite desserts to make and enjoy! I have made several tweaks to the recipe. For the crust I used just 1cup of graham cracker crumbs, added 3/4 cup of flaked coconut and omitted the sugar, since the coconut was sweetened. In the glaze, I used 1/4 rum in place of the water and increased the cornstarch to 4 tablespoons. everyone loves this cheesecake! Thanks for posting it!
     

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