Almond Joy Cheesecake

Anita Hoffman

By
@scent4U

A special cheesecake with the taste of a candy bar. Totally delicious.
Photo adapted from Something Swanky.


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Serves:

12

Prep:

20 Min

Cook:

1 Hr 15 Min

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

1-1/2 c
graham cracker crumbs
1-1/2 c
flaked coconut, toasted
1/2 c
sliced almonds, toasted (about 2 ounces)
1/4 c
sugar
1/2 c
unsalted butter, melted

FILLING

4 pkg
(8 ounces) cream cheese, at room temperature
1 c
sugar
4
large eggs
1 c
flaked coconut, toasted
1 Tbsp
coconut extract
1 c
sliced almonds, toasted

GLAZE

1 c
semisweet chocolate chips
3/4 c
whipping cream
1-1/2 tsp
vanilla

Directions Step-By-Step

1
CRUST: Finely grind cracker crumbs, coconut, almonds and sugar in food processor. Add butter; process until moist crumbs form.
Press mixture onto bottom and 1 inch up sides of pan.
Bake at 350 degrees until set and beginning to brown, about 12 minutes.
Cool.
Reduce oven temperature to 325 degrees.
2
FILLING: Beat cream cheese and sugar in large bowl until smooth.
Add eggs, one at a time, beating until just blended after each addition.
Mix in coconut extract and coconut.
Fold in almonds.
Transfer filling to crust.
Bake about 1 hour and 15 minutes, until cake is puffed.
Cool completely on rack.
3
GLAZE: Combine 1 cup chocolate chips, cream and vanilla in small saucepan.
Stir over medium-low heat until smooth.
Cool until glaze begins to thicken, but can still be poured, about 30 minutes.
Pour glaze over cooled cake; spread evenly.
Chill cake overnight.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Other Desserts
Main Ingredient: Dairy
Regional Style: American