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       Title: Chocolate Cherry Cheesecake
  Categories: Cakes, Desserts
       Yield: 16 servings
  
   8 1/2 oz Chocolate Wafers; crush fine
     1/2 c  Butter; Melted
      12 oz Chocolate chips, semi-sweet
   1 1/2 c  Cream, heavy
      16 oz Cheese, cream; Softened
     1/4 c  Sugar
       4 lg Eggs
     3/4 c  Cherry Flavored Liqueur
       1 ts Vanilla
       1 lb Cherry Pie Filling
     1/2 c  Cream, heavy; whipped (opt.)
  
   In large bowl, combine chocolate wafer crumbs and
   butter. Pat firmly into 9-inch springform pan,
   covering bottom and 2 1/2 inches up sides. Chill.
   
   Preheat oven to 325  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  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
   uncovered. Decorate edge with whipped cream, if
   desired.
  
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