*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
 
                        CHOCOLATE PUMPKIN CHEESECAKE
 
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 Serving Size  : 8    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Cheesecakes
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    6       c            Cream cheese
      1/3   c            Heavy cream
    2       c            Sugar
    5                    Eggs
                         Rind from 1 lemon
                         Rind from 1 orange
    1       d            Salt
    1       c            Canned pumpkin*
      1/2   c            Graham wafer crumbs
                         -----GANACH-----
    8       oz           Bittersweet choc.,chopped
      1/2   c            Heavy cream
 
   *  mix pumpkin with 1/2 cup sugar Cream sugar and
   cream cheese until smooth.  Add heavy cream and mix
   well. Add minced orange and lemon rinds and salt.
   Grease a 10 springform apn and coat with layer of
   graham wafer crumbs.  Pour cheesecake mixture into
   prepared apn and swirl with canned pumpkin.  Set in
   pan of water and bake in 300F oven for an hour. Cool
   cooked cheesecake and chill.  Meanwhile, bring cream
   to a boil and add chopped chocolate.  Stir until
   chocolate is melted. Spread over cooled cheesecake.
   To make a spider web design, make a thin white icing
   (powdered sugar and eggwhite mixed to the consistency
   of ehavy cream) and, starting at center of cheesecake,
   pipe a continuous spiral to the outer edge of the cake
   (practice on the counter first). Pull a knife point
   from the center out through the white lines, dividing
   the cake into sixths. Then reverse the procedure
   between the lines, pulling the knife from the outer
   edge to the center of the cake. Refrigerate until
   served.
  
 
 
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