*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
 
                        Chocolate Cherry Cheesecake
 
 Recipe By     : beck4@nyc.pipeline.com <Eileen and Bob Holze>
 Serving Size  : 12   Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Cheesecakes
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
                         -----COCOA CRUMB CRUST-----
    1 1/4  cups          Graham cracker crumbs
      1/4  cup           Sugar
      1/4  cup           Cocoa
      1/2  cup           Butter or marg -- melted
                         -----FILLING-----
    2      packages      Cream cheese -- softened
    1      cup           Sour cream
    1 1/4  cups          Sugar
      1/2  cup           Cocoa
    3                    Eggs
    2      teaspoons     Almond extract
                         Whipped Cream
    1      can           Cherry pie filling -- chilled
                         					
 
   Crust - In a small bowl, stir together graham cracker crumbs, cocoa, sugarÿ 
 melted butter or margarine. Press mixture firmly into bottom of 9-inch  spring
 form or pie pan. (10 inch spring form worked ok).   Filling - In a large mixer
 bowl, beat cream cheese, sour cream and sugar	until smooth. Add cocoa, eggs and
 almond extract; beat until blended. Pour  over prepared crust and bake 45-50
 minutes at 350 degrees until center is  almost set. Remove from oven and cool
 about 30 minutes. If using springforÿ	pan, loosen cake from side of pan, cool
 completely and remove side of pan.  Cover and refrigerate. Just before serving,
 spread or pipe whipped cream  around top edge of cheesecake and fill top with
 cherry pie filling.   (From Bellingham Herald) Excellent!			  
 
 
 
 
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