Friday, January 29, 2010

Chocolate Cheesecake


Ingredients:
12 oz Semi-sweet chocolate; chopped
1 1/2 Sticks (3/4 cup) unsalted butter
1 c Sour cream at room temperature
1 ts Vanilla
3 lg Eggs
1 c Sugar
3 8-oz packages cream cheese; softened
1 c Chopped pecans
Confectioners' sugar and unsweetened cocoa powder for dusting the cake if desired

Directions:

1 Chocolate graham wafer pie crust In a large metal bowl set over a pan of barely
simmering water melt the chocolate and the butter, stirring until the mixture is
smooth, stir in the sour cream and the vanilla, and let the mixture cool.

In a bowl beat together the eggs and the sugar until the mixture is thick and pale and forms a ribbon when the beaters are lifted and beat in the cream cheese.

Stir in the chocolate mixture and fold in the pecans. Pour the filling into the prepared crust and bake the cheesecake in the middle of a preheated 325 degree F oven for 2 hours, or until it is just set. (The cake will fall in the middle.) Let the cheesecake cool in the pan on a rack, chill it, covered loosely, overnight, and remove the side of the pan.

Sprinkle the confectioners' sugar and the cocoa powder decoratively over the
cheesecake.

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Thursday, January 28, 2010

Arizona Sunset Cheesecake


Recipes for this cheesecake are similar, but I like to substitute a can of pie cherries for the cranberries. Of course it is a personal preference. Often my recipes will come from my head and only written down when someone will ask me how to make it. There are many recipes which have been handed down in my family. This isn’t one of them, but I have made it a few times with my own twist of cherries and ground up graham crackers Taste great with dollops of whipped cream. My family loves it.

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