Coconut-ricotta cheesecake

Yield: 12 Servings

Measure Ingredient
1¾ cup Flaked coconut
1 tablespoon Butter, softened
2 cups Ricotta cheese
8 ounces Package cream cheese,
Softened
¼ teaspoon Coconut extract or
Vanilla
1 cup Sugar
2 Tablesoons all purpose flour
⅛ teaspoon Salt
3 Eggs
¼ cup Milk
8 ounces Carton dairy sour cream
1 tablespoon Sugar

INGREDIENTS

Toast 1 cup of the coconut in a 350 oven for 10 to 12 minutes, stirring occasionally. Reserve ¼ cup of the toasted coconut for topping. Grease bottom and sides of an 8-inch springform pan with softened butter. Press remaining toasted coconut on the bottom of pan. Press untoasted coconut up sides of pan. For filling, beat the ricotta cheese, cream cheese and coconut extract till fluffy. Combine the 1 cup sugar, flour and salt. Stir into cream cheese mixture. Add eggs, all at once, beating at low speed just till combined. DO NOT OVERBEAT. Stir in milk. Turn into crust-lined pan. Bake in a 375 oven about 45 minutes or till center appears set. Meanwhile, combine the sour cream and the 1 tablespoon sugar. Spread atop baked cheesecake.

Cool. Chill. Garnish with the reserved toasted coconut.

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