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Print This Delicious and Healthy Pina Colada Cheesecake Recipe

Pina Colada Cheesecake Recipe

The flavors of pineapple, coconut and rum combined in this Pina Colada Cheesecake for a marvelous tropical inspired delight.

1 1/2 cups Vanilla wafer crumbs
1 cup coconut
1/3 cup Melted butter
2 envelopes Unflavored gelatin
3/4 cup Sugar
1 can (6 oz.) Pineapple juice
3 Eggs, separated
3 (8 oz.) pkgs. Cream cheese, softened
1/4 cup Dark Jamaican Rum **
1/4 tsp Coconut extract
1 (20 oz.) can Crushed Pineapple
1 Tb Sugar
1 Tb Cornstarch

** substitute 2 tsp rum extract

Oven Temp ~ 350°
Baking Time ~
Pan Type ~ 8 or 9-inch springform pan
Coconut Crust
Mix vanilla wafer crumbs with flaked coconut. Stir in melted butter. Press into bottom and up the sides of springform pan. Chill coconut crust until ready to use.

Mix gelatin and 1/2 cup sugar in saucepan. Add pineapple juice. Let stand 1 minute. Cook over low heat until gelatin dissolves
(about 5 minutes). Remove from heat. Add yolks one at a time, beat well after adding each.
Cool slightly.

Beat cream cheese until fluffy.
Blend in gelatin mixture with rum and coconut extract.
Chill quickly by setting mixture over bowl of ice
water, stir until slightly thickened.

Beat egg whites until foamy.
Gradually add 1/4 cup sugar until stiff peaks form. Fold into gelatin. Turn Pina Colada Cheesecake into prepared crust.
Refrigerate cheesecake overnight.

In a saucepan combine, pineapple in juice with sugar and cornstarch. Cook, stir until boiling and thickens.
Cool. Spoon over Pina Colada Cheesecake.
Recipe makes 8 to 10 servings.

Nutrition facts:
Serving Size 138 g
Calories 342
Calories from Fat 215
Total Fat 23.8g 37%
Saturated Fat 14.7g 74%
Cholesterol 98mg 33%
Sodium 204mg 9%
Total Carbohydrates 25.7g 9%
Dietary Fiber 1.2g 5%
Sugars 19.2g
Protein 6.2g
Vitamin A 16% • Vitamin C 33% • Calcium 5% • Iron 10%

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