Chocolate-Amaretto Cheesecake (Make Ahead)

Course : Cheesecakes
Serves: 12
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Preparation / Directions:

6 chocolate wafers, finely crushed 1 1/2 cups light process cream cheese product 1 cup sugar 1 cup 1% low-fat cottage cheese 1/4 cup plus 2 tbsp unsweetened cocoa 1/4 cup all-purpose flour 1/4 cup amaretto 1 tsp vanilla extract 1/4 tsp salt 1 egg 2 tbsp semisweet chocolate mini-morsels chocolate curls 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 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 serving platter. Garnish with chocolate curls, if desired. CHOCOLATE MINT CHEESECAKE: Substitute 1/4 cup creme de menth for amaretto.

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