Piña Colada Cheesecake Bars

  • HeatherLynn Posted: 09/12/10
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    Blech. A disappointing failure. The crust, however, was excellent. I really like the taste of the ginger and the crunch of the turbinado sugar! I'll definitely make that again. But the filling itself is flavorless and I really wasn't getting "pina colada" from it. I won't be making it again - I don't think this one has much potential beyond the crust.

  • Charity Posted: 04/16/11
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    The crust was excellent--crunchy and flavorful. I used "unlightened" ingredients, 3 eggs and made sure to add plenty of lemon zest and juice for flavour. Additionally, I added 1/4 tsp of coconut extract to the filling.

  • danamurphy85 Posted: 04/25/11
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    This recipe was amazing! I made it for an easter dessert and everyone loved it. I followed the directions but I used regular flour and a dash of imitation coconut. My filling came out spectacular with alot of flavor- it was even tastier than the crust which was surprising because usually with light desserts the best thing is the crust. Please try this recipe! I will make it again in a flash!

  • bmv0220 Posted: 07/13/11
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    A great light dessert for a cheesecake fix. The only negative I have to report is that my crust didn't come out as firm as I'd like so I may try to bake it a little longer next time. I also used whole wheat pastry flour in place of the coconut flour....don't know if this impacted the results?. Other modifications I made were to use Splenda in place of the sugar in the filling, as well as adding a dash of coconut extract as others suggested. Overall, a very good dessert. One I will definitely be making again.

  • jmeleeS Posted: 07/23/12
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    Something is just "off" in this recipe - I used beautiful fresh pineapple and toasted my coconut to perfection. All in all, there is not really a "pina colada" feel to these bars, and I ended up throwing out the rest of the bars after two servings. There was a tin / metal taste to my bars after they set in the fridge which was very odd given that I used no metal in either prep or the bake portion, which could have led to the aftertaste being metalic. Overall, I would not make these bars again given my results the first time around...


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