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                        CHOCOLATE CHERRY CHEESECAKE
 
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 Serving Size  : 16   Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Cakes                            Desserts
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    8 1/2   oz           Chocolate wafers, fine crush
      1/2   c            Butter, melted
   12       oz           Semi-sweet chocolate chips
    1 1/2   c            Heavy cream
   16       oz           Cream cheese, softened
      1/4   c            Sugar
    4       ea           Large eggs
      3/4   c            Cherry flavored liqueur
    1       t            Vanilla extract
    1       lb           Cherry pie filling
      1/2   c            Heavy cream whipped (opt.)
 
   In large bowl, combine chocolate wafer crumbs and butter.  Pat fimly
   into 9-inch springform pan, covering bottom and 2 1/2 inches up sides.
    Chill. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.  Combine over hot (not boiling)
   water, chocolate chips and heavy cream.  Stir until morsels are melted
   and mixture is smooth.  Set aside.  In large bowl, combine cream
   cheese and sugar, beating untl creamy.  Add eggs, one at a time,
   beating well after each addition.  Add chocolate mixture, cherry
   liqueur, and vanilla, mix until blended.  Pour into prepared crust.
   Bake at 325 degrees F. for 60 minutes. Turn oven off.  Let stand in
   oven with door ajar 1 hour.  Remove, cool completely.  Chill 24 hours.
   Spread cherry pie filling over top of cheesecake leaving 1-inch from
   the edge.  Decorate edge with whipped cream, if desired.
  
 
 
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