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                      Chocolate Cherry Cheesecake (2)
 
 Recipe By     : <jopete@atlas.odyssee.net>
 Serving Size  : 16   Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Cheesecakes                      Chocolate
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    8 1/2  oz            Chocolate wafers -- crush fine
      1/2  c             Butter -- melted
   12      oz            Chocolate chips --  semi-sweet
    1 1/2  c             Whipping cream
   16      oz            Cream cheese -- softened
      1/4  c             Sugar
    4      lg            Eggs
      3/4  c             Cherry Flavored Liqueur
    1      t             Vanilla
    1      lb            Cherry Pie Filling
      1/2  c             Whipping cream -- whipped (optional)
 
     In large bowl, combine chocolate wafer crumbs and butter. Pat firmly into  
  9-inch springform pan, covering bottom and 2 1/2 inches up sides. Chill.  
  Preheat oven to 325¿ 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 until	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¿ 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 uncovered.
  Decorate edge with whipped cream, if desired. 		     
 
 
 
 
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