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Piña Colada Cheesecake

This piña colada cheesecake is so rich, creamy and truly delicious! As a fan of pina colada, I strongly recommend trying this fantastically good dessert! The real Piña colada fans can serve it with a nice glass of Piña colada cocktail and enjoy the beautiful weather. The ideas are limitless when you have yummy treat next to you – enjoy! Here is the recipe:


Ingredients:

For the crust:

  • 1 store-bought or homemade Graham cracker crust

For the filling:

  • 165 ml of heavy cream
  • 35 ml of coconut milk
  • 750 grams’ cream cheese (I used 3 ¼ packages (8 oz./226 grams each) Philadelphia cream cheese)
  • 30 grams of coconut powder/desiccated coconut
  • 100 grams’ sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 ½ tablespoon cornstarch
  • A pinch of salt
  • 50 grams pineapple chunks

To decorate (optional):

  • Whipped cream
  • Coconut flakes
  • Pineapple slices

 


Instructions:

  • Preheat the oven to 160°C/325°F/Gas Mark 3. Line a round cake pan with parchment paper. Set aside. Apply the crust into the prepared cake pan.
  • Press evenly on the bottom of the pan and refrigerate for 5-10 minutes or just until you prepare the filling. In the meantime, make the cheesecake filling.
  • In a saucepan, heat the heavy cream and coconut milk; bring to the boiling point then remove.
  • Whisk in the rest of the filling ingredients.
  • Whisk well to incorporate then pour the filling over the crust. Bake in the preheated oven for 1 hour. Remove and allow to chill for 30 minutes, then refrigerate for 2 hours before serving.
  • Finally, serve the cheesecake with a dollop of whipped cream/coconut flakes/pineapple slices (if desired).

Enjoy!

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