Mango Cheesecake With Lemon Basil Sauce

“This is another Giada recipe from Food Network. I'm not too sure about the basil sauce but it looks good. I haven't made this yet. It is here for safekeeping. I think you could probably use graham crackers for the crust if you don't want to use biscotti.”
READY IN:
1hr 50mins
SERVES:
8
YIELD:
1 cheesecake
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Mango Cheesecake:
  2. Preheat the oven to 350.
  3. Wrap the outside of a 9-inch springform pan with 2 3/4-inch-high sides with 2 layers of heavy-duty foil.
  4. Finely grind the biscotti in a food processor.
  5. Add the melted butter and process until the crumbs are moistened.
  6. Press the crumb mixture over the bottom (not the sides) of the prepared pan.
  7. Bake until the crust is golden, about 15 minutes.
  8. Cool the crust completely on a cooling rack.
  9. Blend the cream cheese and ricotta in a food processor.
  10. Add the mango puree, eggs, and sugar and pulse until the mixture is smooth.
  11. Pour the mango mixture over the crust in the pan.
  12. Place the springform pan in a large roasting pan.
  13. Pour enough hot water into the roasting pan to come halfway up the sides of the springform pan.
  14. Bake until the cheesecake is firm and moves slightly when the pan is gently shaken, about 1 hour 30 minutes.
  15. Transfer the cake to a cooling rack to cool for 30 minutes.
  16. Place in the refrigerator and cool completely, at least 8 hours and up to 2 days.
  17. Basil Lemon Sauce:.
  18. Place the sugar, water, and lemon juice in a small saucepan.
  19. Bring the mixture to a simmer over medium heat and cook until the sugar is dissolved.
  20. Cool the syrup completely.
  21. In a food processor combine the basil and the cooled syrup.
  22. Pulse until the herbs are finely chopped.
  23. Strain the mixture through a fine mesh sieve.if desired.
  24. You can also just leave the pieces of basil in there for a pretty green sauce.
  25. Slice the cheesecake and place on a serving plate.
  26. Drizzle with the sauce and serve.

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