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Chocolate Lovers' Chocolate Cheesecake

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INGREDIENTS

1 1/2 cups (8 oz.) chocolate wafers crumbs
2/3 cup plus 3 tbsp. sugar, divided
4 tbsp. butter, melted
1 tsp. cinnamon
1 lb. Wisconsin Chocolate cheese
1 cup (4 oz.) lowfat Wisconsin Ricotta cheese
3 eggs
3/4 cup sour cream
2 tbsp. amaretto liquor, optional
1/2 cup whipping cream
3 tbsp. powdered sugar

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. 1
    In blender container or food processor bowl, add chocolate wafers and process until fine crumbs result. In a mixing bowl, combine chocolate wafer crumbs, 3 tbsp. sugar, butter and cinnamon. Mix well. Press into a 10" quiche dish or deep dish pie plate. Set aside.
  2. 2
    Cut Chocolate cheese into 1" pieces and put in 2 cup glass measuring cup. Microwave on medium for 1 minute to soften. In large mixing bowl, combine ricotta cheese and 2/3 cup sugar. Beat until fluffy. Add chocolate cheese. Mix well. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Add sour cream, blend. Stir in amaretto if desired. Pour into the prepared shell. Microwave on medium for 21 to 23 minutes or until center is set. Let stand in microwave for 10 minutes. Cool. Whip cream with powdered sugar until stiff. Garnish each slice of cheesecake with dollop of whipped cream.

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