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chocolate cherry cheesecake


a wonderful combination of cherries and chocolate in a rich cheese cake. the glaze on this cheese cake is ganache, one of the easiest and prettiest finishes for cake and cools to a beautiful seamless gloss. you can buy chocolate cookie crumbs in the bakery aisle or crush your own chocolate wafers for the crust.


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  1. Heat oven to 325f
  2. Combine cookie crumbs and melted butter in a medium bowl
  3. Press into the bottom and 1 inch up the sides of a 10 inch springform pan
  4. Beat cream cheese in a large bowl until smooth
  5. Add eggs one at a time
  6. Beating well after each addition
  7. Add sugar and almond extract
  8. Beat until smooth
  9. Add 1 / 2 cup of the whipping cream
  10. Blend well
  11. Spoon 3 1 / 2 cups of the cream cheese mixture into the crust lined pan
  12. Spreading evenly
  13. Carefully spread 1 cup of the pie filling evenly over the cream cheese layer
  14. Reserve the remaining pie filling for the topping
  15. Spoon remaining cream cheese mixture over the pie filling layer
  16. Bake for 1 hour and 5 minutes to 1 hour and 15 minutes or until center is set
  17. Cool in pan on a wire rack for 1 hour
  18. Bring the other 1 / 2 cup of whipping cream to a boil in a small saucepan
  19. Remove from heat and stir in the chocolate chips
  20. Line a cookie sheet with waxed paper
  21. Remove the sides of the springform pan
  22. Place cheesecake on the paper lined cookie sheet
  23. Spread the chocolate glaze evenly over the top of the cheesecake allowing some of the glaze to run down the sides
  24. Chill for at least 3 hours or over night
  25. Serve topped with the remaining pie filling

Step 23

Total Time in Minute 110

Ingredients Count 9

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Chocolate cookie crumbs


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Almond extract

Whipping cream

Cherry pie filling

Semi-sweet chocolate chips

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