Coconut Cheesecake

12 servings
  • 1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 3 cups sweetened shredded coconut, toasted
  • 1 tablespoon fresh squeezed lemon juice
  • 2 pounds cream cheese, room temperature
  • 4 large eggs
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup unsalted butter melted
  • 1 15 ounce can cream of coconut (such as Coco Lopez)
  • 1 cup whipping cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Wrap outside of 9 inch diameter springform pan with

  • 2 3/4inchhigh sides with foil. Mix graham cracker crumbs, 1 1/2 cups coconut, 1 tablespoon lemon juice and butter in small bowl. Press mixture onto bottom and up sides of pan.

  • Beat cream cheese and sugar in large bowl until well blended. Add eggs 1 at a time, beating well after each addition. Add cream of coconut, cream, 1 cup coconut, vanilla extract and lemon juice and beat until well blended. Pour filling into crust. Bake until puffed and set in center, about 1 hour 25 minutes. Transfer to rack and cool completely. Cover and refrigerate overnight.

  • Cut around pan sides to loosen cake. Remove pan sides. Sprinkle remaining coconut around edge of cake.

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