A chocolate cookie crust complements the mild cheesecake in a dessert that's great for a crowd.
cups chocolate cookie crumbs (from 15-oz box)
cup butter or margarine, melted
bag (12 oz) white vanilla baking chips
packages (8 oz each) cream cheese, softened
cup whipping cream
Glaze and Garnish
pint (2 cups) fresh raspberries
tablespoons raspberry jelly
Heat oven to 325°F. Lightly grease 9x3-inch springform pan with shortening or cooking spray. In medium bowl, mix cookie crumbs and butter. Press evenly in bottom and 1 inch up side of pan.
In small microwavable bowl, microwave vanilla baking chips on High 1 minute or until melted; stir until smooth. In large bowl, beat cream cheese with electric mixer on medium speed about 1 minute or until smooth. Beat in sugar until well blended. Beat in melted baking chips until well blended. Beat in whipping cream and eggs until well blended and smooth. Spoon over crust in pan.
Bake 1 hour to 1 hour 10 minutes or until edge is set but center of cheesecake still jiggles slightly when moved.
Turn oven off; open oven door at least 4 inches. Leave cheesecake in oven 30 minutes longer. Remove from oven; cool on cooling rack 30 minutes.
Without releasing side of pan, carefully run knife around edge of pan to loosen cheesecake. Refrigerate uncovered about 3 hours or until chilled.
Arrange raspberries on top of chilled cheesecake. In small microwavable bowl, microwave jelly uncovered on High 20 to 30 seconds or until melted; stir until smooth. Brush or spoon over raspberries. Store cheesecake covered in refrigerator.
Softening cream cheese is easy. Microwave unwrapped cream cheese on High for 15 to 20 seconds.
NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING
Serving Size: 1 Serving
- Calories from Fat
% Daily Value
- Total Fat
- (Saturated Fat
- Trans Fat
- Total Carbohydrate
- (Dietary Fiber
% Daily Value*:
- Vitamin A
- Vitamin C
Exchanges:1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 1 High-Fat Meat; 4 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.