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Coconut Strawberry-Rum Cheesecake


When I was going through so many recipes on coconut cheesecake I really did not know which recipe to choose from. So I decided to be a little creative for once… Yes creative so I mixed all the ingredients and came up with this creation I do hope you like. As A added Bonus I will show all the ingredients on how to make the Jam out of Scratch.
Cook time: 1 Hr 50 Min Prep time: 40 Min Serves: 12 Servings

Ingredients

CRUST:
1/4 c sweet butter, melted (salted or unsalted)
3/4 c graham crackers, crushed or crumbs
1/2 – 1 c sweeten shredded coconut, roasted and cooled (use full cup is you love coconut)
1/4 c sugar, optional

FILLING:
3 pkg cream cheese, at room temperature (8 oz each)
1/2 c white sugar
1/4 c unsalted butter, at room temperature
3 Tbsp cornstarch
4 large raw eggs, at room temperature
1 c unsweetened coconut cream (or 1 1/2 tsp coconut extract)
1/2 c canned sweetened cream of coconut
1/4 c coconut rum liquor (I use the Malibu rum)

TOPPING:
1 c strawberries, fresh (or more if you wish to make a puree)
1/2 c water
4 Tbsp corn starch
7 tsp regular sugar
1/4 c rum (I prefer Malibu)

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