Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Tuesday with Dorie - Cherry Coconut Tall and Creamy Cheesecake

This week's Tuesday with Dorie recipe was chosen by Anne of
Anne Strawberry, and is a Tall and Creamy Cheesecake. This delicious recipe has endless combinations - you can flavour your crust and filling as you please.

I chose to make a cherry coconut cheesecake, using Dorie's coconut crust and coconut filling with the addition of a cup of fresh pitted cherries to the filling.

This recipe was a breeze - I had no problems with it, and the end result was just devine. I could have easily eaten it all by myself, but the calorie count terrifies me, so I took it to work to share.

To see all of the other wonderful variations on this cheesecake, please check out the TWD blogroll.

I probably won't be participating in TWD next week, as I will be away from home, but I wish the other TWDers well with what sounds like a delicious choice.

Happy New Year to the TWDers, the Daring Bakers and to all my readers!!!

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Marthe said...

Ooowww.... Cheesecake, coconut and cherries: sounds like a perfect combination

Anonymous said...

Wow, a very tall and impressive cheesecake- coconut and cherry is so gorgeous together too! :D Fabulous work Cakelaw!

Pamela said...

Whoa! Your cake looks fabulous. I cut the recipe in half, so mine was not very tall at all! I haven't tasted it yet, but I can't wait!

The Blonde Duck said...

That sounds delicious! Let me work off my Christmas binging and I'll come right over for a slice.

Engineer Baker said...

Cherry coconut sounds wonderful (I really liked it when I used the combo for the rice pudding). It looks great - tall and creamy indeed!

Gretchen Noelle said...

What a fun flavor combo! Calorie count terrifies you? That made me chuckle!

chocolatechic said...

Coconut and cherry.

That combo sounds wonderful, but I have never had them together.

Christine said...

Oh coconut sounds so good with this cheesecake! Great job yours came out nice and tall. The calorie count is scary!!

Danielle said...

Wow a cherry coconut cheesecake. Sounds daring and yummy. Great job it came out perfect.

Leslie said...

Coconut cherry sounds outrageous! I'm glad it was delicious (but I totally am with you on giving stuff like this away!)

Shelby said...

I love your cherries and coconut and the cheesecake looks awesome. I would like to dig right into that last piece!

Kimberly Johnson said...

Your cheesecake looks and sounds delicious!

Anonymous said...

cherry & coconut sounds like a great taste combo for a cheesecake. Yours looks great!

Jacque said...

I'm amazed at all of the variations I've seen by the TWD crowd this week.

Yours looks wonderful... cherries and cheesecake are perfect partners.

Cakelaw said...

Hi Marthe, I have to say that it was good - I had to take this to work so that I didn't eat it all!

Thanks Lorraine :)

Hi Pamela, hope that you enjoyed it when you cut into it - I thought it was a delicious recipe, one of my TWD favourites.

LOL Blonde Duck - you and me both.

Thanks Caitlin - I remember your rice pud, and it looked so good - the cherries really dress up any recipe.

Hi Gretchen - I know, I should be able to stare calories fearlessly in the face, being a baker, but I am not quite there yet (although I eat some of everything I make).

Hi Chocolatechic, Aussies have a chocolate bar called Cherry Ripe, and this is reminiscent of that.

Hey Christine, thanks - I had more than I should have, 'cause it was good :)

Thanks Danielle, I can definitely recommend this combination if you are a cocnut lover.

Hi Leslie, it was outrageously good, and had to be given away for my waistline's protection ;)

Hi HoneyB, I got some teasing about the slice in the photo from two co-workers who snuck up behind me and started teasing about my less than impressive serving skills - but it tasted good :)

Thanks Kimberley.

Thanks Mangomissive - this cheesecake recipe is a keeper.

Thanks Jacque - this was a good recipe for being able to put your own stamp on it.

AmyRuth said...

Ummm yumm looks and sounds terrific! Great work. I don't blame you on the whole calorie count thing. I shared mine with a wonderful neighbor with a heart of gold and skinny body. :-)

Cakelaw said...

Thanks AmyRuth. I am always glad for my co-workers willingness to be my "guinea pigs".