I Want Samoa Cheesecake
Servings Prep Time
14slices 20minutes
Cook Time
2 1/2hours
Servings Prep Time
14slices 20minutes
Cook Time
2 1/2hours
Ingredients
Crust
Cheesecake Filling
Bruleed Coconut Topping
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. To make crust: combine cookie crumbs and melted butter until a moist crumb forms. Evenly press into bottom of a 9-in spring form pan, making sure all the surface is covered. Bake for 10-15 minutes, or until set. Set aside.
  2. Fill a roasting pan halfway with water and place on the bottom rack of the oven. To make cheesecake filling: beat the cream cheese and granulated sugar together until smooth and creamy. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Add the salt, vanilla extract, and ½ cup heavy cream, mixing just until incorporated.
  3. Place half of the filling over the prepared crust, spread into an even layer. Cover first layer of filling with crumbled Girl Scout cookies (1/2 box), making sure the surface is covered. Spoon remaining batter over cookies and spread into smooth surface. Place cheesecake on top rack, directly over the water pan. Bake for 1 hour to 1 hour 15 minutes, until edges are set but center has a slight jiggle.
  4. For the topping: In a mixer bowl fitted with a paddle attachment, cream the butter and brown sugar together until light and fluffy. Add the heavy cream and sweetened shredded coconut, mixing until combined. Spoon the topping over the cheesecake in the same circular pattern as the cookie. Place under low broiler and broil until topping is golden. Remove from oven.
  5. Allow cheesecake to chill overnight. Once properly chilled, remove from pan. Drizzle top with chocolate sauce or ganache.

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