• 1 1/2 c Crushed coconut cookies
  • 2 1/2 tb Sugar
  • 1/2 c Melted butter
  • 1 1/4 tb Gelatin
  • 1/4 c Water
  • 3 Eggs, separated
  • 1/4 ts Salt
  • 1/2 c Milk
  • 1/2 c Sugar
  • 1/2 c Brown sugar
  • 4 tb Lemon juice
  • 4 tb Orange juice
  • 4 tb Grapefruit juice
  • 1 1/2 tb Grated lemon rind
  • 1 lb Cream cheese
  • 1 1/2 ts Vanilla
  • 1 c Cream
  • 1 1/2 tb Grated orange rind


Mix together the crushed cookies, sugar and melted butter. Press firmly on
the bottom and sides of a 9 inch springform pan. Chill until ready to use.
Soak the gelatin in the water for 5 minutes. Mix the egg yolks with the
salt and milk in the top of a double boiler. Place over simmering water and
cook, stirring constantly, until thick. Remove from heat. Add sugar, brown
sugar and gelatin to the egg yolk mixture and stir until the sugars and the
gelatin are dissolved. Add the juices and grated lemon rind. Cool until the
mixture begins to thicken. Press the cream cheese through a strainer and
beat with the vanilla and cooled gelatin mixture until smooth. Whip the
cream and fold into the cream cheese mixture. Beat the egg whites until
they form soft peaks and fold into the cheese mixture. Pour into the
prepared crust and sprinkle with grated orange rind. Chill for several
hours or overnight.

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Submitted 6/13/05.
Submitted By: Teresa Johnson
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