Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Mango Cheesecake

Have you ever been to the Cheesecake Factory?  They have some of the most eye catching cheesecakes.  You know when you see something that looks good but when you go try it out it not what you imagine.  Well that’s not the case with the Cheesecake Factory.  Not only they look good but they taste off the chain.  I was looking through one of my favorite magazine subscriptions and came across their Mango Key Lime cheesecake.  Oh boy that had my mouth watering. 
When I saw the ad from Cheesecake Factory and I know my mother-in law is visiting us, I knew right there and there what I was going to create. - Mango Cheesecake. 


Mango Cheesecake
You must be asking what my mother-in-law has to do with cheesecake.  Well, my mother-in-law lives where I am originally from, St. Thomas, Virgin Islands.  Mangoes are one of the sweetest things about living in the Virgin Islands.    They are juicier, plump, sweet, and words can’t even express how good they are.   When they are yellow, red, or orange you know right there it is ripe and ready to be devoured.  Plus since it is summertime, this is when mangoes are everywhere.  One of the joys is if your family or you know someone who has mango tree in their yard, you never have to go to market or miss out.  I remember the days I got in so much trouble for climbing other people trees and taking their mangoes. 
Well, my fiancé was talking to his mom the day before she arrives and I told him to tell him to tell her bring some mangoes.  I lighted up when she agreed.  Now keep in mind I was the one to ask for mangoes, the day she arrived she brought four and my fiancé ate all four that same night.  My heart was crushed.  But I did not deviate from the plan, so I had no other choice but head to Farmer’s Market.
Photobucket
This month Crazy Cooking Challenge is all about Cheesecake. I did my Mango Cheesecake with a Mango Glaze topped with fresh fruit.  Even though the mangoes from Farmers Market was not as sweet as I envisioned them when I ate one,I brought back the flavor when I puree them with sugar and vanilla bean.
Mango Cheesecake


I used Grace’s Sweet LifeRecipe.  I altered the crust by using half of almond flour and honey graham crackers mixed together with sugar and melted butter.  For the filling instead of ricotta cheese I used mascarpone cheese. 
What you think of my Mango Cheesecake.  I wish you was here to try it with me.  Yum! 

Mango Cheesecake


37 comments:

  1. Oh my, this looks heavenly! So glad to meet you, my hubby and I honeymooned in the Virgin Islands and loved every second of it.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you so much. I know you had a ball in Virgin Islands. I am also a fan of your page

      Delete
  2. I love mangoes! I've never made a dessert with them though because I always eat them right away :) Great CCC pick! I'm #16. :)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you so much. Love your dessert also.

      Delete
  3. What a great picture! This sounds so refreshing and bright! I'd love for you to stop by - I'm #9 in the challenge. :)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Jamie Thank Yu. I have to try out your recipe. Looks tempting.

      Delete
  4. he almond flour has me curious. I'll have to give that a try. I've been experimenting with crusts so the timing is perfect. Glad to find you.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. The crust is divine. Let me know if you try it.

      Delete
  5. The color of the mango is gorgeous! Love this different take on cheesecake! #55

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks Jen. Your coffee cheesecakes is the bomb!

      Delete
  6. Wow, the mango topping and berries makes such a stunning presentation!! Just beautiful! #48

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks for the comment and stopping by .

      Delete
  7. What a delicious looking cheesecake, and I love the look of your blog too! Jen #73

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks for stopping by Jennifer. Peanut Butter and chocolate never fails!

      Delete
  8. I adore mangoes and I can imagine how wonderful your cake is with the almond in the crust and the mascarpone...total yum and the color is gorgeous.

    If you haven't already, I'd love for you to check out my CCC entry: #6 Mini Cheesecake Bites.

    Lisa~~
    Cook Lisa Cook

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I love managoes and I know the mascarpone would giveit the touch I need. Your cheescake bites , I would eat maybe 10.

      Delete
  9. love the topping.looks really delicious.
    stopping by from ccc #57
    Mukta

    ReplyDelete
  10. Great choice with the mango. It's beautiful!

    ReplyDelete
  11. What a fantastic cheesecake! I love the mango flavour and the vibrant colour!

    Stopping by from Crazy Cooking Challenge #59 – I pinned and tweeted your cheesecake!

    Amber
    http://thecookssister.wordpress.com

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks Amber for stopping by and the tweets plus pinterest. Following you also.

      Delete
  12. I lived in Florida for a while, and got a taste for Mangos! This cheesecake looks and sounds great! I will have to try it.

    Would love it if you would drop by and look around my blog!

    ReplyDelete
  13. By the way, I am your newest follower. Would love it if you would think about following back!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Cynthia I am following you back! Thanks for stopping by. ♥

      Delete
  14. What a beautiful cheesecake! Your photography is wonderful. The mango flavor sounds fabulous. I am looking forward to making this!
    CCC #22

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks for the compliment Teri and stopping by.

      Delete
  15. Looks so beautiful!

    Thank you for being a part of the CRAZY COOKING CHALLENGE. Watch for upcoming details about the next years challenge.

    ReplyDelete
  16. this looks gorgeous and it makes me think of summer! I would love to sit on a beach and eat this whole thing!

    ReplyDelete
  17. Hi Janelle, Thanks so much for visiting. Your mango cheesecake looks so delicious. What a beautiful welcome dessert for your mother-in-law.

    Your desserts are amazing! I'm now following you.

    Joanne

    ReplyDelete
  18. This looks amazing!! I'd love to have you link this up to Tasty Thursdays on The Mandatory Mooch. http://mandatorymooch.blogspot.com/2012/08/tasty-thursdays-3.html

    Thanks, Nichi

    ReplyDelete
  19. I've awarded you the Liebster Blog award! Here's the details on it: http://www.cookaholicwife.com/2012/08/liebster-award-take-2.html and don't forget to pay it forward. :)

    ReplyDelete
  20. This sounds delicious! I love cheesecake but have not enjoyed any in far too long! The mangoes are a great addition in this yummy recipe.

    ReplyDelete
  21. Thanks for linking up to Tasty Thursdays at The Mandatory Mooch. Hope you will link up again this week. The party will be live tonight. www.mandatorymooch.blogspot.com

    Thanks, Nichi

    ReplyDelete
  22. I truly love your site.. Great colors & theme. Did you develop this amazing site yourself? Please reply back as I’m planning to create my own site and would like to learn where you got this from or exactly what the theme is called. Appreciate it!

    ReplyDelete

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...