Posted 4/6/2007 9:51:10 AM
I''ve made this many times - if it came out dry, it was probably overcooked. I use two cans of chilis - 1/2 of the second can in the cheesecake and half for garnish. On the top, I garnish with a dollop of salsa in the middle, and make circles around that with a rings of the chilies, chopped olives, chopped scallions, and chopped tomato (and basil in season). Try a crust of crushed tortia chips mixed with 3 T butter, push into bottom of pan and up the sides about an inch, bake about 12 minutes, then add the cheesecake mixture and back in the oven.