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Thursday, May 6, 2010

Triple Chocolate Cheesecake

To prevent cracks in the top of the cheesecake, turn off the oven and let the cheesecake sit inside for 1 hour. Hint: To serve cut perfect slices, use a knife dipped in warm water.

1 pkg ( 9 oz ) Chocolate Wafer Cookies
1 TB Unsalted Butter, melted
4 bars ( 8 oz each ) Cream Cheese, room temperature
1 1/2 cups Sugar
1/2 tsp Salt
4 Large Eggs
1 cup Sour Cream
8 oz Semi-Sweet Chocolate, melted
Chocolate Ganache ( see recipe below)

Preheat oven to 325 degrees.

Assemble a 9-inch springform pan with the raised side of the bottom down.

In a food processor, pulse wafers until finely ground. Add butter and pulse to moisten. Transfer to the springform pan and press crumbs firmly into the bottom of the pan. Place pan on a rimmed baking sheet; bake 10 minutes and set aside.

Wipe out teh bowl and blade from the food processor. Add cream cheese, sugar and salt; blend until smooth. With motor runnng, add eggs, then sour cream, and finally chocolate; blend filling until smooth, scraping down sides of bowl as needed.

Pour filling onto crust and bake just until set, about 1 hour. Turn off oven and let cheesecake sit 1 hour in oven, without opening (This step will prevent cracks on the cheesecake surface.)

Run a thin knife around the dge of the pan, and let cool completely on a wire rack. Cover loosely and refrigerate at lest 6 hours or overnight.

Prepare the Chocolate Ganache

1/4 cup Heavy Cream
4 oz Semi-Sweet Chocolate, chopped

In a small saucepan, bring heavy cream to a boil. Remove from heat, and add chocolate. Stir until melted, then set aside until thickened, about 3 - 4 minutes.

Unmold cheesecake from the springform pan. Spread the ganache in the center of the cheesecake; let set a few minutes before serving.

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