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Luscious Tropical Cheesecake

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Ingredients
  Digestive cookie crumbs/Graham wafer crumbs 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Granulated sugar 2 Tablespoon (For Making Crust)
  Butter 2 Tablespoon, melted
  Canned crushed pineapple 14 Ounce (1 Can, 398 Milliliter)
  Unflavored gelatin 1⁄4 Ounce (1 Package, 7 Gram)
  Light cream cheese 8 Ounce, softened and cubed (1 Package, 250 Gram)
  Low fat ricotta cheese 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Granulated sugar 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs) (For Making Filling)
  Grated orange zest 1 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  35% whipping cream 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Sweetened desiccated coconut 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
Directions

1. Crust: In a bowl combine cookie crumbs, sugar and butter. Press in bottom of springform pan. Bake for 8 minutes or until set. Chill until firm. Fit a 3-inch (8 cm) wide strip of waxed or parchment paper around inside of pan.
2. Filling: Drain pineapple in sieve set over bowl; press with rubber spatula to extract juice. Pour 1/2 cup (125 mL) of the juice into a small saucepan; sprinkle gelatin over. Let stand for 5 minutes to soften. Cook over low heat, stirring, until gelatin is dissolved. (Or put juice and gelatin in a measuring cup; let stand 5 minutes to soften, then microwave at Medium for 1 minute.) Let cool slightly.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Dessert
Dish: 
Cake
Ingredient: 
Cheese
Interest: 
Quick

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