Thursday, July 26, 2012
July 30th is National Cheesecake Day, which means that Cheesecake Week has returned to Recipe Shoebox! Look here for a recap of all of our past cheesecake recipes and stay tuned for a whole week leading up to July 30th of delicious new cheesecake recipes!
1/4 c packed brown sugar
1/3 c butter, softened
2/3 c coconut
3 pkg. (8-ounces each) cream cheese, softened
3 Tbsp corn starch
3/4 c sugar
1 tsp vanilla
zest of 2 limes
1/2 c lime juice, which is 5 limes (if using Key limes, use half the amount)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray the inside of your cheesecake pan with nonstick spray and line the bottom with parchment paper. (not totally necessary, but I don't like to take my chances of crusts sticking)
Blend the softened butter and the brown sugar together until creamy. Then mix in the flour.
Blend in the vanilla and the eggs, one at a time.
Ingredients for Mango Mousse:
2 tsp lemon juice (or orange juice)
1 small pkg sugar free orange jello (or 2 tsp plain gelatin if it's easier for you)
2 c heavy whipping cream
2 Tbsp powdered sugar
Peel and pit your mangos. Purée them in a blender. OR if you happen to have an immersion blender, then just place them in a small pan.
Meanwhile, whip your cream. Sprinkle on a couple tablespoons of powdered sugar. Whip until light peaks appear. Over beating will curdle. Make sure you have a high fat content whipping cream. If not, then it will NOT whip. (which is unfortunately what I discovered with my cream. So I made up for it by adding a little Cool Whip.) However, I KNOW that if your cream is whipped you do not need the cool whip.
Ingredients for the Mango Glaze:
1 tsp lemon juice (or orange juice)
2 Tbsp cold water
2 Tbsp corn starch
Once again, puree your mangos either in the blender or with an immersion blender. Once again place them in a small pan on the stove. Add the juice to the purée and heat the mixture to a low simmer. (Hint, just rinse out the pan you used last time for the mousse. You don't even need to clean it because you're using the same ingredients.)
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