*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
 
                            AMBROSIA CHEESECAKE
 
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 Serving Size  : 12   Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Desserts                         Cheesecakes
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    1 1/2   c            Flaked coconut
      1/4   c            Chopped almonds
    2       tb           Butter or marg. -- melted
   24       oz           Cream cheese -- softened
      1/2   c            Sugar
      1/4   c            All-purpose flour
    2       ts           Grated orange peel
    1       t            Vanilla extract
      1/2   c            Apricot nectar
      1/2   c            Cream of coconut
    4                    Large eggs
    8       oz           Crushed pineapple, drained
                         Sliced assorted fruits*
    2       ts           Shortening -- melted
      1/4   c            Semisweet-chocolate pieces**
      1/4   c            White-chocolate pieces**
 
   *Note: Suggested fruits: bananas, seedless green and
   red grapes, kiwifruit, canned mandarin-orange slices,
   strawberries, etc.) **Chocolate pieces should be
   melted. 1. Day before serving: Preheat oven to 350
   degrees. In medium bowl, combine coconut, almonds and
   butter; mix well. Press mixture into bottom of 9-inch
   springform pan. Bake until golden, about 15 minutes.
   Cool. 2. In large bowl of electric mixer, at high
   speed, beat cream cheese, sugar, flour, orange peel
   and vanilla until fluffy. Beat in apricot nectar and
   cream of coconut. Beat in eggs, one at a time, until
   blended. Stir in pineapple; pour into prepared crust.
   Bake 1 hour and 10 minutes, or until set. Cool in pan
   on wire rack; refrigerate overnight. 3. Just before
   serving, arrange fruit over top of cake. Stir one
   teaspoon melted shortening into each of melted
   semisweet and white chocolates until blended. Place
   each mixture in a separate small pastry bag fitted
   with small plain tip; pipe over fruit.
  
 
 
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