Yield: 12 servings
|2 cups||Vanilla wafer crumbs or oreo|
|6 \N||Butter; melted|
|\N \N||Mix and pat into bottom and|
|\N \N||Of springform pan|
|2 pounds||Cream cheese; unwrapped and|
|\N \N||Microwave for 2 mins on high|
|5 \N||Jumbo eggs; unshelled and wa|
|\N \N||In micro for 25 secs.|
|½ cup||Heavy cream|
|1 teaspoon||Coconut extract or 1 cup coc|
|\N \N||And 1/2 cup coconut|
|1 cup||Almonds; coarsly chopped|
Beat cheese until light and fluffy. Add sugar and beat again. Add eggs one at a time; beating after each. Add cream, cornstarch and extract. Mix well. Stir in nuts. Pour into pan. Bake at 425 for 15 minutes with a pan of water on the bottom rack of oven. Reduce temp to 300 and bake 1 hour longer. Run knife around edge of cake. Cool.
Top with melted chocolate and whole almonds.
From: Bobbie Beers Date: 11 Mar 96