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Almond Macaroon Cheesecake

  • Prep Time: 30 Minutes (Total Time: 5 Hours 30 Minutes)
  • Serving Size: 16
  • 1 Pkg. (7 ounce) BAKER'S ANGEL FLAKE Coconut, Lightly Toasted
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped, lightly toasted PLANTERS Slivered Almonds
  • 1 can (14 ounce) Sweetened Condensed Milk, Divided
  • 1/3 cup Flour
  • 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) Butter Or Margarine, Melted
  • 4 pkg. (8 oz. each) PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese, Softened
  • 1/4 cup Sugar
  • 4 Eggs
  • 1/4 cup Almond-flavored Liqueur
  • PREHEAT oven to 325°F if using a greased silver 9-inch springform pan (or to 300°F if using a dark nonstick 9-inch springform pan). Mix coconut, almonds, 1/2 cup of the sweetened condensed milk, flour and butter until well blended; press onto bottom of pan.BEAT cream cheese, sugar and remaining 3/4 cup sweetened condensed milk with electric mixer on medium speed until well blended. Add eggs, 1 at a time, mixing on low speed after each addition just until blended. Blend in liqueur; pour over crust.BAKE 55 to 1 hour or until center is almost set. Run knife or metal spatula around rim of pan to loosen cake; cool before removing rim of pan. Refrigerate 4 hours or overnight. Store leftover cheesecake in refrigerator.

    KRAFT KITCHENS TIPS

    Size It Up

    An occasional dessert can be a part of a balanced diet but remember to keep tabs on portions.

    How To Toast Coconut

    Spread coconut evenly in shallow baking pan. Bake at 325°F for 8 minutes or until lightly toasted, stirring frequently.

    RECIPE COURTESY OF KRAFT FOODS