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Sunday, May 02, 2010

Mango Cheesecake



serves 12
recipe adapted from Favorite Brand Name Easy-to-Bake Cookbook (page 207)
prep time: 25 min / cook time: 30-35 min

CRUST
1 1/2 c graham cracker crumbs (1 sleeve)
1/4 c butter, melted

CHEESECAKE
16 oz. cream cheese, softened (2 packages)
1/2 c sugar
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
2 eggs, room temperature
1 1/2-2 c mango purée (3 mangos)
* You can also use canned mango purée

MANGO PUREE INSTRUCTIONS
• Peel and dice mangos.
• Pulse in a food processor until smooth.
* If needed, put the purée through a sieve to catch the pulp.

CRUST INSTRUCTIONS
• Mix graham cracker crumbs with melted butter.
* Create graham cracker crumbs with a food processor or put in a freezer bag and crush with a rolling pin.
• Press mixture onto the bottom of a 9" springform pan.
• Set aside while preparing the cheesecake batter.
• Preheat the oven to 350˚ F.

CHEESECAKE INSTRUCTIONS
• Beat cream cheese, sugar and vanilla with electric mixture on medium speed until well blended.
• Add eggs, one at a time, mixing on low speed after each addition just until blended.
• Mix half the mango purée with the cheesecake mixture.

ASSEMBLY
• Pour half the cheesecake mixture into the prepared pan.
• Dot the top of the first layer with half of the remaining mango purée.
• Use a knife and drag it though the mango purée and cheesecake mixture to create swirls.
• Pour the remaining cheesecake mixture on top of the first layer and repeat the swirling method with the remaining mango purée.
• Gently tap the pan on the countertop to get out the air bubbles.
• Place the cheesecake on the middle rack and bake for 30-35 minutes or until the center is almost set.
• Cool cheesecake. Refrigerate for 3 hours or overnight.
* Optional: when cooled, garnish with whipped cream and toasted coconuts.

** ADDIECAKES' NOTES **
• Cheesecake tips can be found here.
• If the mango purée is sour, mix in a bit of sugar.

ADDIECAKES' DIFFICULTY RATING

ADDIECAKES' TASTE RATING

2 comments:

JLB Media Productions said...

This looks delicious! Might be easy enough for a novice like me to try. This one and the lemon squares recipe are on my to do list. :)

-Ivy

Emi said...

It's beautiful! And certainly very good!

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