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       Title: Chocolate Cherry Cheesecake
  Categories: Cheesecakes, Chocolate, Cakes/choc.
       Yield: 16 servings
  
   8 1/2 oz Chocolate Wafers, Fine Crush        4 ea Large Eggs
     1/2 c  Butter, Melted                    3/4 c  Cherry Flavored Liqueur
      12 oz Semi-sweet Chocolate Chips          1 ts Vanilla Extract
   1 1/2 c  Heavy cream                         1 lb Cherry Pie Filling
      16 oz Cream Cheese, Softened            1/2 c  Heavy Cream Whipped (Opt.)
     1/4 c  Sugar                          
  
   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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