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                      MANGO-PINEAPPLE-LIME CHEESECAKE
 
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 Serving Size  : 12   Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Desserts                         Cheesecakes
                 Cakes                            Fruits
                 Nuts
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
                         -----CRUST-----
    1 1/3   c            Ground gingersnap cookies
    1                    3 1/2-oz jar roasted
                         Macadamia nuts
      1/4   c            Packed golden brown sugar
    1 1/2   tb           Crystallized ginger -- chopped
    2       tb           Unsalted butter, melted
                         -----FILLING-----
    4                    8-oz packages cream cheese
    1 1/2   c            Sugar
    1       tb           Minced lime peel
      2/3   c            Sour cream
    6       tb           Fresh lime juice
    4       lg           Eggs
    1                    Mango -- peeled,
                         pitted,sliced
    3                    Kiwi fruit -- peeled, sliced
    1       sm           Pineapple -- peeled, quartered
                         Cored, thinly sliced, leaves
                         Reserved.
 
   Crust:  Preheat oven to 350F.  Generously butter
   9-inch springform pan with 2 3/4 inch high sides.
   Finely grind first 4 ingredients in processor. Add
   butter; blend until crumbs are moistened.  Press
   mixture on bottom and 1 3/4 inches up sides of pan.
   Bake until crust is set, abour 8 minutes. Transfer to
   rack; cool. Maintain oven temperature.
   
   Filling:  Use electric mixer, beat cream cheese, sugar
   and lime peel in large bowl until light and fluffy.
   Beat in sour cream and lime juice. Add eggs 1 at a
   time, beating just until blended.
   
   Pour filling into crust.  Bake until edges are firm
   but centre 2 inches of cheesecake still moves slightly
   when pan is shaken, about 1 hour 20 minutes.  Transfer
   to rack and cool 10 minutes. Run small sharp knife
   around pan sides to loosen cake.  Cover; chill
   overnight.
   
   Place mango around top edge of cake.  Place kiwi, then
   pineapple in centre. Garnish with pineapple leaves.
   Bon Appetit Magazine August 1993
  
 
 
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