Monday, December 10, 2018

Chocolate Cherry Cheesecake







Chocolate Cherry Cheesecake



Ingredients:


CHEESECAKE

·         3 packages full fat cream cheese, 8 oz each
·         1/2 cup sugar
·         1 tsp vanilla extract
·         1/2 cup International Delight Sweet Cream Creamer
·         3 eggs
·         1 cup chopped cherries, fresh

CRUST

·         1 & 1/2 cups chocolate graham cracker crumbs
·         5 tbsp butter, melted

CHOCOLATE GANACHE

·         1/4 cup heavy cream
·         3/4 cup chocolate chips

TO TOP THE CHEESECAKE

·         mini chocolate chips
·         fresh cherries




Directions:

CRUST

1.     Preheat the oven to 350ยบ F.
2.     Pulse the chocolate graham crackers or similar chocolate crackers/cookies in a blender or food processor until they are very fine. Measure out 1 & 1/2 cups of crumbs. Combine the crumbs with the melted butter in a small bowl and mix well until incorporated.
3.     Before adding the crumbs to the pan, wrap the bottom and sides of the pan in 3 layers of aluminum foil. This will help keep the water out during the water bath.
4.     Add the crumbs to the 8 inch pan, distribute them evenly, using a cup or the bottom of something flat to press the crumbs into the pan. If desired, you can have the crumbs go up the sides of the pan a bit.
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