August 29, 2009

Tropical PHILADELPHIA Cheesecake

Tropical PHILADELPHIA Cheesecake
Posted on 2009 under Cheesecake

Prep Time: 30 min
Total Time: 3 hr 30 min
Makes: 12 servings

2 Tbsp. flour
2 Tbsp. margarine, melted
1 env. KNOX Unflavored Gelatin
1/4 cup water
2 pkg. (8 oz. each) PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese, softened
3/4 cup sugar
1 tsp. grated lime zest
1/4 cup lime juice
Few drops green food coloring
1 tub (8 oz.) COOL WHIP Whipped Topping, thawed

PREHEAT oven to 350°F. Mix coconut, flour and margarine. Press firmly onto bottom of 9-inch springform pan. Bake 12 to 15 minutes or until very lightly browned.
MEANWHILE, soften gelatin in water in small saucepan; let stand 1 minute. Cook on low heat 5 minutes or until gelatin is completely dissolved, stirring occasionally. Set aside. Beat cream cheese and sugar in large bowl with electric mixer on medium speed until well blended. Add dissolved gelatin, lime zest, juice and food coloring; mix well. Gently stir in whipped topping; pour over crust.
REFRIGERATE 3 hours or until firm. When ready to serve, run knife or metal spatula around rim of pan to loosen cake; remove rim of pan. Store leftover cheesecake in refrigerator.

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