Friday, June 21, 2013

Tradewinds Cheesecake with fresh Mango

My sis in law C made this lovely cheesecake.  It was just delicious.  Fairly simple to make if you have the ingredients.  And can be made well in advance.  And looks so good.  When it was ready to serve, I just sat and savoured every bite.   I simply forgot to take a picture of the generous slice that I had


Cream cheese - 2 pks of 8 ozs each
Sugar - 3/4 cup
Eggs, large - 4
Light or regular sour cream - 1 cup ( sour cream used here)
Orange flavoured liqueur - 2 tbsp ( you can even use 1/2 tsp grated orange peel instead)
Vanilla - 1 tsp
Mango slices
Mint sprig for garnish

The crust:
Coconut Macaroon cookies - 1 1/2 cups
Butter - 1/4 cup - melted

Crush the cookies into powder
Add melted butter.
Mix well.
Press the mixture evenly over bottom of a 9" pan with a removable rim
Bake at 325 F until lightly browned - for about 15 minutes  (160C)

As that is baking you can do the rest

In a large mixing bowl, beat cream cheese, sugar until creamy.
Add eggs one at a time.  Beat well after each addition.
Add sour cream, liqueur and vanilla and beat till well blended.
Pour over crust
Bake in oven at 325F until center of the cake jiggles slightly when shaken.  This is about 45 minutes.
Cool completely on rack
If made ahead, cover with cling wrap and chill until required.

If you like you can add a fruit sauce of choice. But this can make it too sweet. So C avoided that.

When time to serve, gently remove the rim and allow to sit on the serving plate.  Place slices of mango and garnish with mint. Cut into wedges and serve.  Yum ! Yum ! Yum


  1. I am not a gr8 fan of cheese cake but mangos are my fav ones :) Loved the presentationnn

  2. Mangoes are in the wind indeed :) Cheese cake looks soo yumm.. Check out my Vanilla cupcake with Mango frosting :)

  3. It looks so beautiful, should have tasted awesome..

  4. Elegant and catchy cheesecake, cant take my eyes from ur clicks.

  5. This really is a great recipe. Love the coconut macaroon crust. The flavours must have been great together.

  6. Awesome! I wish it was eggless as I am a vegetarian.


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