Chocolate Cherry Cheesecake (#1007)

Serves
Ready
16
1.3
Hours
Prep
Cook
20
Minutes
1
Hours
Categories
Cheesecakes Chocolate Desserts Any American Greek Brunch Dessert Lunch Snack Appetizer Hors d'oeuvre Dairy Fruits Grains Dairy Eggs Gluten Lactose Intolerant Milk Wheat Bake Not Spicy
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Ingredients

Crust

  • 8 1/2 oz Chocolate Wafers finely crushed
  • 1/2 cup Butter melted

Filling

  • 12 oz Chocolate Chips (Semi-Sweet)
  • 1 1/2 cups Heavy Whipping Cream
  • 16 oz Cream Cheese softened
  • 1/4 cup Sugar
  • 4 large Eggs one at a time
  • 3/4 cup Liqueur cherry, flavor
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract

Topping

  • 1 pound Cherry Pie Filling
  • 1/2 cup Heavy Whipping Cream optional

Directions

  1. In large bowl, combine chocolate wafer crumbs and butter.
  2. Pat fimly into 9-inch springform pan, covering bottom and 2 1/2 inches up sides.
  3. Chill.
  4. Preheat oven to 325° f (160° c).
  5. Combine over hot (not boiling) water, chocolate chips and heavy cream.
  6. Stir until morsels are melted and mixture is smooth.
  7. Set aside.
  8. In large bowl, combine cream cheese and sugar, beating untl creamy.
  9. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
  10. Add chocolate mixture, cherry liqueur, and vanilla, mix until blended.
  11. Pour into prepared crust.
  12. Bake at 325° f (160° c) for 60 minutes.
  13. Turn oven off.
  14. Let stand in oven with door ajar 1 hour.
  15. Remove, cool completely.
  16. Chill 24 hours.
  17. Spread cherry pie filling over top of cheesecake leaving 1-inch from the edge.
  18. Decorate edge with whipped cream, if desired.
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