Mango Cheesecake Delight Recipe: Tropical Dessert Bliss

Hello, dear readers! Today, I’m thrilled to share a recipe that’s bursting with tropical flair—the Mango Cheesecake Delight. This dessert is not only visually stunning but also packs a punch with its lush mango flavor, making it a perfect treat for any season.

Introduction

Mangoes, often referred to as the “king of fruits,” are celebrated worldwide for their heavenly sweet taste and smooth texture. They are a staple in tropical regions and are cherished for their versatility in dishes from sweet to savory. This cheesecake combines the rich, creamy texture of traditional desserts with the vibrant zest of fresh mangoes.

Ingredients

Mango Cheesecake Delight
Mango Cheesecake Delight

To prepare this comforting recipe, you’ll need:

  • 1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 3 cups cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup mango puree
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • Fresh mango slices for garnish
  • Edible flowers for garnish (optional)

Note: For a dairy-free version, you can substitute the cream cheese and sour cream with coconut cream. This will add a hint of coconut flavor that complements the mango wonderfully.

How to Make Mango Cheesecake Delight

Follow these steps to create your own delicious Mango Cheesecake Delight:

  1. Preheat your oven to 325°F (160°C).
  2. Crust: Combine graham cracker crumbs with melted butter and press into the bottom of a springform pan to form the crust.
  3. Filling: In a large mixing bowl, beat the cream cheese until smooth. Add sugar and mango puree, and continue to beat until well combined.
  4. Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Stir in vanilla extract and fold in sour cream until the mixture is smooth.
  5. Pour the filling over the crust in the springform pan. Bake for 55 minutes, or until the center is just set.
  6. Cool to room temperature, then refrigerate for at least 4 hours or overnight.
  7. Garnish with fresh mango slices and optional edible flowers before serving.

Cooking Tips

  • For a perfectly smooth cheesecake, ensure all ingredients are at room temperature before mixing.
  • To prevent cracks, bake the cheesecake in a water bath. This helps regulate the oven’s heat and adds moisture to the air.

Helpful Tips

  • Avoid opening the oven door frequently as it can cause sudden temperature changes that might make the cheesecake collapse.
  • If the cheesecake browns too quickly, cover the top loosely with aluminum foil for the remainder of the cooking time.
  • Ensure the cheesecake is completely cooled before refrigerating to avoid condensation that could make the top soggy.

Serving Suggestions

Serve this Mango Cheesecake Delight with a side of whipped cream or a scoop of vanilla ice cream for an extra indulgent experience. A light mango coulis can also enhance the tropical flavor.

Additional Information

  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 55 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 hours 15 minutes (includes cooling and refrigeration)
  • Kcal: 490 per serving
  • Servings: 8

Substitutions/Variations

  • Dairy-Free: Replace the cream cheese and sour cream with equal amounts of coconut cream for a dairy-free version. This substitution not only caters to those with dairy restrictions but also adds a lovely coconut undertone that pairs wonderfully with mango.
  • Sugar-Free: For those watching their sugar intake, substitute granulated sugar with an equal amount of a granulated sugar substitute that measures like sugar.
  • Gluten-Free Crust: Use gluten-free graham crackers for the crust to make this recipe gluten-free.
  • Vegan: To make this cheesecake vegan, use vegan cream cheese and sour cream substitutes, and replace the eggs with a vegan egg replacer or silken tofu blended until smooth.

More Relevant Recipes

  • Tropical Fruit Tart: Celebrate more tropical flavors with a delightful tart featuring a medley of fruits like kiwi, pineapple, and papaya.
  • Coconut Lime Cheesecake: Explore another creamy delight that fuses the tang of lime with the tropical taste of coconut.
  • Berry Swirl Cheesecake: For a different flavor profile, try a cheesecake with a vibrant swirl of mixed berry compote.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

1. Can I use frozen mango instead of fresh for the puree?
Yes, frozen mango can be used if fresh mangoes are not available. Just ensure they are fully thawed and drained of excess water to avoid introducing extra moisture into the cheesecake.

2. How can I tell when the cheesecake is perfectly cooked?
The cheesecake should still have a slight jiggle in the center when you shake the pan slightly. The edges will be set, but the center about two inches in diameter should still be wobbly. It will firm up as it cools.

3. What’s the best way to get a smooth top on my cheesecake?
Avoid overbeating the eggs, as incorporating too much air can cause the cheesecake to puff up and then crack. Also, smooth the top with a spatula before baking.

4. Can I make this cheesecake ahead of time?
Absolutely! This cheesecake can be made up to 2 days in advance. Just keep it in the refrigerator and add the fresh mango garnish and edible flowers (if using) just before serving to maintain the best appearance and freshness.

Conclusion

I hope you enjoy making and indulging in this Mango Cheesecake Delight as much as I do. Don’t forget to leave a comment with your thoughts or share photos of your own tropical creation. Happy baking!

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Mango Cheesecake Delight Recipe: Tropical Dessert Bliss

Mango Cheesecake Delight Recipe: Tropical Dessert Bliss


  • Author: Maria

Description

Mangoes, often referred to as the “king of fruits,” are celebrated worldwide for their heavenly sweet taste and smooth texture. They are a staple in tropical regions and are cherished for their versatility in dishes from sweet to savory. This cheesecake combines the rich, creamy texture of traditional desserts with the vibrant zest of fresh mangoes.


Ingredients

Scale
  • 1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 3 cups cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup mango puree
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • Fresh mango slices for garnish
  • Edible flowers for garnish (optional)

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 325°F (160°C).
  2. Crust: Combine graham cracker crumbs with melted butter and press into the bottom of a springform pan to form the crust.
  3. Filling: In a large mixing bowl, beat the cream cheese until smooth. Add sugar and mango puree, and continue to beat until well combined.
  4. Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Stir in vanilla extract and fold in sour cream until the mixture is smooth.
  5. Pour the filling over the crust in the springform pan. Bake for 55 minutes, or until the center is just set.
  6. Cool to room temperature, then refrigerate for at least 4 hours or overnight.
  7. Garnish with fresh mango slices and optional edible flowers before serving.

Notes

Serve this Mango Cheesecake Delight with a side of whipped cream or a scoop of vanilla ice cream for an extra indulgent experience. A light mango coulis can also enhance the tropical flavor.

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