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Chocolate Cherry Cheesecake


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Serves 16 | Prep Time 35 Minutes | Cook Time

Ingredients

CRUST:
2-Cups chocolate cookie crumbs
3-Tablespoons butter, melted

FILLING:
1-Packages(8oz.each) cream cheese softened
3-Eggs
3/4 Cup sugar
1/2 Teaspoon almond extract
1/2 Cup whipping cream
1-Can (210z.) cherry pie filling

GLAZE:
1/2 Cup whipping cream
1-Cup semisweet chocolate chips(6oz.)


1.Heat oven to 325 Degrees.


In a medium bowl, combine crust ingredients, mix well. Press in bottom and


1 inch up sides of ungreased 10 inch springform pan.



2.In large bowl, beat cream cheese with an electric mixer on medium speed


until smooth. Add 1 egg at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in sugar and almond extract until smooth. Add 1/2 cup whipping cream, blend well.



3.Spoon 31/2 cups cream cheese mixture into crust lined pan, spreading evenly.


Carefully spoon 1 cup pie filling evenly over cream cheese layer (reserve remaining pie filling for topping). Spoon remaining cream cheese mixture evenly over pie filling.



4. Bake 1 hour 5 minutes to 1 hour 15 minutes or until center is set. Cool in pan on wire rack for 1 hour.



5.In 1-quart saucepan, heat 1/2 cup whipping cream to boiling over medium-high heat. Remove from heat. Stir in chocolate chips until melted.



6.Line cookie sheet with waxed paper. Remove side of pan. Place cheesecake on paper lined cookie sheet. Spread glaze over cooled cheesecake, allowing some to flow down the side. Refrigerate at least 3 hours or overnight. Serve topped with remaining pie filling.


Pairs Well With


Notes

Get ready for the "wow factor" when you bring out this beautiful dessert.

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