Chocolate-Amaretto Cheesecake

Course : Cheesecakes
Serves: 12
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Ingredients:

6 pieces chocolate wafers -- finely crushed
1 1/2 cups cheese -- cream, light process product
1 cup sugar
1 cup cheese -- cottage 1%, low-fat
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa
1/4 cup flour -- all-purpose,
1/4 cup amaretto
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 large eggs
2 tablespoons semisweet choc mini morsels
1 bunch chocolate curls -- *optional
 

Preparation / Directions:

Sprinkle chocolate wafer crumbs in bottom of a 7-inch+ springform pan. Set aside. Position knife blade in food processor bowl; add cream cheese and next 7 ingredients, processing until smooth. Add egg and process just until blended. Fold in Chocolate morsels. Slowly pour mixture over crumbs in pan. Bake at 300^F for 65 to 70 minutes or until cheesecake is set. Let cool in pan on wire rack. Cover and chill at least 8 hours. Remove sides of pan, and transfer cheesecake to a serving platter. Garnish with chocolate curls*, if desired. Yield: 12 servings +You can substitute an 8-inch pan for this cheesecake recipe, if desired. The larger cheesecake will require only 45 to 50 minutes baking time. *To make chocolate curls, melt 3 squares semisweet chocolate. Pour the melted chocolate onto wax paper and spread to a 3-inch wide strip. Let stand until cool but not firm. Pull a vegetable peeler across the chocolate, and transfer curls to a plate. Store chocolate curls in the freezer. **Chocolate-Mint Cheesecake: Substitute 1/4 c creme de menthe for amaretto.


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