- Yield: 6 servings
- Prep Time: 30 minutes
Starfruit coconut cheesecake
Super for grandparent gift-giving, a basket of fun for you both to enjoy as you cook together to make a tropical cheesecake hit. Includes everything you need— tropical fruit, the mixings for a cheesecake, recipes and how-tos on preparing the fruit.
- 1 cupsugar
- 1/2 tsp cornstarch
- 2 Florida starfruit, edges trimmed with a veggie peeler and sliced into stars with seeds discarded, then chopped into small pieces
- 1 cup fresh Groovy Coconut, shredded
- 2 limes
- 1 pkg no-bake cheesecake mix
- 1 Florida starfruit, edges trimmed with a veggie peeler and sliced into stars with seeds discarded
In a large saucepan over medium-high heat, bring 2 cups of water to a boil. Add the sugar and dissolve. Reduce heat to a simmer.
In a small bowl mix together the cornstarch and 2 tbs. of water. Add to the saucepan. Stir to thoroughly mix.
Add the starfruit pieces and combine. Return to a simmer.
Continue to stir gently but frequently until the liquid is thickened or when stirring you can see the bottom of the pan. Add 1/2 cup of coconut and the juice of 2 limes. Stir gently to combine. Remove from heat.
As per the directions on the cheesecake package, prepare the crust and the cheesecake filling, adding 1/2 of the remaining coconut to the filling.
Spread the starfruit syrup on top. Smooth to all edges. Sprinkle the remaining coconut on top. Garnish with the star-shaped slices of 1 starfruit.
Refrigerate as directed on the cheesecake package.