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  • 1-3/4 cups finely crushed chocolate wafers (about 33)
  • 1/3 cup butter (no substitutes), melted
  • 3 8-ounce packages cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond or mint extract
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup half-and-half or light cream
  • 1 6-ounce package white chocolate baking bars, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons light-colored corn syrup
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1 tablespoon butter (no substitutes)
  • 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate pieces
  • Whipped cream (optional)
  • Chocolate Lace Musical Symbols (optional)


  • Preheat oven to 375 degree F.
  • For crust, combine cookie crumbs and the 1/3 cup melted butter.
  • Press crumb mixture onto bottom and 2 inches up sides of a 9-inch springform pan. Set aside.
  • For filling, beat cream cheese, sugar, flour, and extract in a large mixing bowl with an electric mixer until combined.
  • Add egg yolks and the whole egg all at once, beating on low speed just until combined.
  • Stir in half-and-half and chopped white chocolate.
  • Pour filling into crust-lined pan.
  • Place in a shallow baking pan in oven.
  • Bake in a preheated oven for 35 to 40 minutes or until center appears nearly set when shaken. Cool in pan on a wire rack for 15 minutes. Loosen the crust from sides of pan and cool cheesecake completely.
  • Cover and chill cheesecake in the refrigerator at least 4 hours before serving.
  • Heat corn syrup, water, and the 1 tablespoon butter until butter melts and mixture just boils.
  • Pour over chocolate pieces in a small bowl; let stand 1 minute.
  • Stir until smooth.
  • Spread over top of cheesecake.
  • Chill 5 to 10 minutes or until chocolate is set. If desired, garnish with whipped cream and Chocolate Lace Musical Symbols.
  • Makes 16 servings.
  • Chocolate Lace Musical Symbols:
  • Melt 3 ounces semisweet chocolate and 1-1/2 teaspoons shortening.
  • Let cool slightly.
  • Place in a plastic bag.
  • Cut a small hole in one corner and pipe the shapes onto waxed paper.
  • Let garnishes stand in a cool, dry place until firm.

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