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Chocolate-Irish Cream Cheesecake
“This year, when I thought of St. Patrick’s Day desserts, visions of chocolate and Irish Cream danced in my head. I quickly hit the Internet, to see if I could find something, and was greeted with an abundance of Irish Cream desserts. Some of them were pretty intense. I chose this one because, well, it just sounded really good. I don’t mind booze in a dessert, but I don’t like “boozy desserts”. Does that make sense? This cheesecake seemed like the perfect combination of all things Irish Creamy and chocolate. I knew I had to give it a try.” Christine
1 package Nabisco Chocolate Wafers, finely crushed
10 tablespoons butter, melted
½ teaspoon cinnamon
3 – 8 ounces packages cream cheese (I used reduced-fat), softened
8 ounces sour cream
1 cup sugar
8 ounces semisweet chocolate, melted and cooled slightly
½ cup Irish Cream liqueur
2 tablespoons whipping cream or milk
2 teaspoons vanilla
Preheat the oven to 325°F.
Combine the chocolate wafer crumbs, melted butter, and cinnamon in a small bowl.
Carefully, press the crust into the bottom and partially up the sides of a 9 or 10 inch spring form
In a large bowl....
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