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