When I was going through so many recipes on coconut cheesecake I really did not know which recipe to choose from. So I decided to be a little creative for once... Yes creative so I mixed all the ingredients and came up with this creation I do hope you like.
As A added Bonus I will show all the ingredients on how to make the Jam out of Scratch.
1These are all the ingredients you will be using for this recipe. It looks like alot but mostly it is just repetitive of what you will be using for the filling and the topping.
2Melt 1/4 cup butter for the crust. (I tend to use less.) Add the graham crackers and the sweetened coconut. Now preparing the crust you can use a . you want to The recipe states to add the 1/4 cup of butter i don't use much go ahead and add all if you preffer eye ball it I preffer a little more of a crumb look
3Make sure all ingredient are folded well as you see in the picture
4Press mixture over the bottom of prepared 8 or 9 inch springform pan with 2 inch sides, bake crust apx 10 minutes - edges are lightly brown. Remove and let cool. Reduce the oven temperature to 300 degrees
5Using an electric, beat together first four filling ingredients in a large bowl until blended. Mix thoroughly.
6Beat in eggs, one at a time.
7Using a spatula, stir in sweetened cream of coconut (such as Coco Lopez.)
8Add coconut cream (such as Faraon brand.)
9Stir in 1/4 cup rum... or a little more if you want. :)
10Once the crust has cooled, pour filling into crust.
11It should now look like this.
12Lay out 2 layers of heavy duty foil; set cake pan on top of the foil and lift into a large roasting pan. Fold sides up to create a bowl with the foil. Add enough water in the roasting pan to creat a water bath so your cheesecake won't crack. Make sure the cake pan fits inside the roasting pan.
13Bake cake in roasting pan for 1 hour. Remove foil. Bake until cake is pale brown, puffed and just set in the center, about 40 minutes.
Set your pan on your cool stove (still in the water bath) for 2 hours. Remove from water and then gently remove sides of springform pan. Chill cake for 3 hours. This part may be made 2 days ahead. Cover and keep chilled.
14For Fresh Strawberry Jam: In a saucepan, combine 1/4 cup of Malibu Rum, 7 teaspoon of sugar, 1/2 cup of water. and 1 cup diced strawberries. Let simmer until thickened. (Use a smasher to smash the strawberries down, if desired.)
15Add 4 tbs of cornstarch, stir and strain to remove any lumps. Serve with cake.
16Pre Heat Oven to 350 degrees and for better results if you own a oven thermometer put it inside the oven to get accurate temp. Let it reheat for at least 20Minutes while your preping all your ingredients.
I Use double foild so water wont get into the cheesecake batter. I Usually leave my cheesecake in the over for another 30 Minutes after the time has expired from baking with the water still on because the water bath is still hot.