It's July 30, 2012 and today is National Cheesecake Day! To help you celebrate, here's my simply divine Mango Cheesecake Recipe.
1 cups graham cracker crumbs
1 tbsp sugar
6 tbsp butter, melted
3 (8oz) packs of cream cheese
1 cup granulated sugar
2 tsp vanilla extract
1 cup sour cream
2 cups puréed mangoes (use about 4 fresh mangoes, peel and diced)
4 tsp cold water
1/2 tsp unflavored gelatin
4 tbsp brown sugar
1 tsp lemon juice
*preheat oven to 325F
* butter 9" springform baking pan
Stir together graham crackers, sugar and butter in a bowl; press into bottom of baking pan.
Bake at 325º for 5 minutes, remove from oven and set aside.
In a mixing bowl combine cream cheese, 1 cup sugar and vanilla with an electric mixer. Mix until until fluffy.
Beat in eggs 1 at a time until completely incorporated into mixture
Add in sour cream, mix well.
Stir in puréed mango
Pour batter into prepared crust. Bake at 325º for 1 hour and 25 minutes.
Cool in pan on a wire rack 1 hour
Sprinkle unflavored gelatin over the cold water and let sit for 10 minutes to soften.
Combine puréed mango with sugar in a small saucepan
Heat until bubbling, then stir in softened gelatin.
Boil for 2 more minutes or until gelatin is dissolved
Remove from heat and let cool
Pour the glaze over the cheesecake. Spread and smooth with a flat shaped spatula
Cover and place in fridge; allow to chill for 4 to 6hours, or overnight.
Garnish with Fresh mango slices and strawberries