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Ambrosia Cheesecake

Posted in : Cheesecakes on by : Daphne

Ingredients:

1 1/2 cup Flaked coconut1/4 cup Chopped almonds2 tbl Butter or margarine, melted24 oz Cream cheese, softened1/2 cup Sugar1/4 cup All-purpose flour2 tsp Grated orange peel1 tsp Vanilla extract1/2 cup Apricot nectar1/2 cup Cream of coconut4 lrg Eggs8 oz Crushed pineapple, drainedSliced assorted fruits (bananas, seedless green and red grapes, kiwifruit, canned Mandarin-orange slices, strawberries, etc.)2 tsp Shortening, melted1/4 cup Semisweet-chocolate pieces, melted1/4 cup White-chocolate pieces, melted

Instructions:

1. Day before serving: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In medium bowl, combine coconut, almonds and butter; mix well. Press mixture into bottom of 9-inch springform pan. Bake until golden, about 15 minutes. Cool.

2. In large bowl of electric mixer, at high speed, beat cream cheese, sugar, flour, orange peel and vanilla until fluffy. Beat in apricot nectar and cream of coconut. Beat in eggs, one at a time, until blended. Stir in pineapple; pour into prepared crust. Bake 1 hour and 10 minutes, or until set. Cool in pan on wire rack; refrigerate overnight.

3. Just before serving, arrange fruit over top of cake. Stir one teaspoon melted shortening into each of melted semisweet and white chocolates until blended. Place each mixture in a separate small pastry bag fitted with small plain tip; pipe over fruit.