I have been married to a wonderful Christian man since 1976. The Lord has blessed us with two daughters and two sons. I consider each day the Lord gives me on the earth yet another chance to serve Him.

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Samoa Cheesecake

This by far is my favorite cheesecake.   I mean a mixture of soma's and cheesecake how can you go wrong?  If you want you can make this recipe easier by buying your caramel sauce and buying the oreo crust.

(serves 8)

*1 (15.5 ounce) package oreo cookies
*1/3 cup butter, melted
*2 (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
*1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
*1/4 cup fresh squeezed lemon juice
*1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
*2 cups sweetened coconut, shredded
*1 cup granulated sugar
*2  tablespoons light corn syrup
*2 tablespoon water
*1/8 teaspoon fresh squeezed lemon juice 
*1/2 cup heavy cream, very warm
*1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
*1 tablespoon butter, softened
*1/4 cup dark chocolate, melted

  • Directions:
  • ~Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • ~Cover a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
  • ~Spread coconut over parchment paper.
  • ~Bake for 5-6 minutes, or until it starts to turn a light brown.
  • ~Remove from oven and stir.
  • ~Bake for another 3-4 minutes.
  • ~Remove from oven and set aside until cool.
  • ~Bag toasted coconut until ready to use.
  • ~Finely crush oreo cookies.
  • ~Mix butter into cookies until well blended.
  • ~Press onto bottom and 1-inch up the side of a 9-inch springform pan.
  • ~In a large mixing bowl, mix cream cheese on medium-high speed until smooth.
  • ~Beat in sweetened condensed milk a little at a time, making sure you scrape the sides of the mixing bowl.
  • ~Beat in 1/4 cup lemon juice and vanilla extract.
  • ~Pour filling into the crust.
  • ~Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 3 hours or until firm.
  • ~In a medium-small microwave safe bowl, whisk sugar, corn syrup, water and lemon juice.
  • ~Microwave on high for 6-8 minutes, or until the mixture begins to turns light amber in color (do not over cook).
  • ~Remove from microwave and allow to sit for 4-5 minutes, or until mixture turns a dark amber color.
  • ~Add a small amounts of the warm milk and whisk between each addition.
  • ~Add vanilla and butter and whisk until combines. 
  • ~Allow to cool (it will pour easier if it's still a little warm).
  • ~Place toasted coconut into a bowl.
  • ~Mix 1 cup of caramel sauce into the coconut.
  • ~Gently spread remaining caramel sauce onto cheesecake.
  • ~Sprinkle coconut mixture and lightly mixture press down.
  • ~Stream melted chocolate over cheesecake.
  • ~Return to refrigerator for another 10-15 minutes.  

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