*  Exported from  MasterCook Mac  *
 
                Ghirardelli Bittersweet Chocolate Cheesecake
 
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 Serving Size  : 24   Preparation Time :1:00
 Categories    : Cheesecakes
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
      1/4  cup           butter
    1      package       Oreos
                         CHEESECAKE
    2 1/2  cups          sugar
   43      ounces        cream cheese (yes, 43!)
    5      large         eggs
   32      ounces        Ghirardelli bitterweet chocolate -- (not semisweet)
   20      ounces        sour cream
    1      tablespoon    vanilla
    2      tablespoons   Bailey’s Irish Cream
    2      tablespoons   Ghirardelli ground chocolate
                         (if unavailable, use cocoa)
 
 CRUST: Mix in food processor. Press into 13 inch springform pan.Set aside.
 CHEESECAKE: Melt chocolate in double boiler, stirring frequently. Set
 aside.  Beat cream cheese with hand mixer until smooth. Gradually add
 sugar. Beat until smooth. Add one egg at a time, beating after each egg.
 Fold in sour cream, melted chocolate, ground chocolate, vanilla and
 Bailey’s. Stir until even consistency.  Pour into crust.
 
 Bake at 350 F until set, approximately 2 hours for 13 inch.  Chill thoroughly.
 
 Serves 24  This is ungodly rich. Serve in very small wedges. even heavy
 eaters can't eat much at once, and I have seen a lot of this get thrown
 away because the person couldn't finish. Don't substitute semi - sweet
 chocolate or milk chocolate for the bittersweet.
 
 
                      
 
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