Mandarin Orange Chocolate Chip Cheesecake
4 pkgs. (3 oz. each) cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon orange extract
3/4 cup to 1 cup miniature chocolate chips
1-1/2 cups (12 oz.) sour cream
2 tablespoons sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 can (11 oz.) mandarin oranges, drained
additional chocolate chips
1 chocolate crumb or graham crust (9-in.)
In a mixing bowl, beat cream cheese and sugar until smooth. Add eggs, beat on low speed just until combined. Add orange extract; beat just until blended. Stir in chocolate chips. Pour into crust. Bake at 375ºF. for 20 minutes or until center is almost set. Remove from the oven; increase temperature to 425ºF.
In a bowl, combine sour cream, sugar and vanilla. Spread over cheesecake. Bake 5 minutes longer. Cool on a wire rack for 15 minutes.
Refrigerate overnight. Just before serving, garnish with oranges and additional chocolate chips.