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Berry Cheesecake in Chocolate Crust

Berry Cheesecake in Chocolate Crust
  • Prep 30 min
  • Total 9 hr 5 min
  • Servings 16
A basic cheesecake becomes divine when you add a chocolate cookie crust, orange peel and your favorite berries.
Updated June 29, 2006

Ingredients

  • 2 cups chocolate wafer cookie crumbs
  • 1/4 cup butter or margarine, melted
  • 4 packages (8 ounces each) cream cheese, softened
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1 tablespoon grated orange peel
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 cups berries

Steps

  • 1
    Heat oven to 325°F. Mix cookie crumbs and butter. Press on bottom and slightly up side of ungreased springform pan, 9x3 inches, to seal bottom.
  • 2
    Place cream cheese, 2/3 cup sugar, 1/2 cup sour cream and the orange peel in food processor. Cover and process until smooth. Add eggs. Cover and process until well blended. Spread over crust.
  • 3
    Bake about 1 hour 20 minutes or until center is set. Cool on wire rack 15 minutes. Run metal spatula along side of cheesecake to loosen; remove side of pan. Refrigerate uncovered 3 hours; cover and continue refrigerating at least 4 hours.
  • 4
    Mix 1/2 cup sour cream and 2 tablespoons sugar; spread over top of cheesecake. Top with berries.

  • No need to buy chocolate wafers just for this recipe--use what you have on hand. Try graham crackers, chocolate sandwich cookies, gingersnaps or shortbread cookies. Delicious!
  • Replace 1/4 cup of cookie crumbs with 1/4 cup finely chopped toasted almonds.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
365
Calories from Fat
245
Total Fat
27 g
Saturated Fat
16 g
Cholesterol
125 mg
Sodium
290 mg
Potassium
150 mg
Total Carbohydrate
24 g
Dietary Fiber
1 g
Protein
7 g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
20%
20%
Vitamin C
12%
12%
Calcium
6%
6%
Iron
8%
8%
Exchanges:
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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