Chocolate Marble Cheesecake

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Prep time: 45 min
Cook time: 135 min
Serves: 16
Chocolate Marble Cheesecake
This recipe for Chocolate Marble Cheesecake uses a unique blend of sweet and citrusy flavors to create a decadent dessert. A crust of Graham cracker crumbs, pecans and cookie crumbs cradles the cream cheese filling that includes the tanginess of orange juice -- all topped off with chocolate ganache to create an irresistible dessert.

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Ingredients
Crust:
  • 2 tablespoons graham cracker crumbs
  • 2 tablespoons pecans, finely ground
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup cookie crumbs, Oreo
  • 3 ounces butter, softened
Filling:
  • 1 pound cream cheese, softened
  • 3 each eggs
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon amaretto
  • 1/4 cup fresh orange juice
Chocolate Ganache:
  • 2 ounces semisweet chocolate
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
Preparation
Crust:
  1. Combine Graham cracker crumbs, ground pecans, brown sugar, Oreo cookie crumbs, and butter in a mixing bowl and mix well.
  2. In a greased 10" spring pan pack crust in the bottom.
  3. Bake at 350° - 375° for about 15 minutes.
Filling:
  1. In a mixer beat cream cheese on high until very soft and creamy.
  2. Then add sugar and beat on high for 3-5 minutes.
  3. Reduce mixer speed to low and add vanilla extract, almond extract and amaretto.
  4. Add eggs 1 at a time, after each is almost mixed in. (It is very important not to over mix the cheese once the eggs have been added)
  5. Add orange juice and when almost mixed, turn off mixer.
Chocolate Ganache:
  1. Over a double boiler, melt chocolate until smooth.
  2. Slowly add in cream and mix and continue to heat until smooth. Set aside.
Assembly and Cooking:
  1. Pour filling into spring pan on crust.
  2. Ladle the chocolate Ganache on top in a circle.
  3. Draw a knife through the chocolate a couple of time to create a swirling effect.
  4. Bake at 275° for 2 to 2-1/2 hours until cheesecake tests done.
  5. Let cheesecake setup overnight in fridge before slicing and serving.
Nutrition Facts
Calories250
Total Fat19g
Saturated Fat10g
Cholesterol85mg
Sodium150mg
Carbohydrates19g
Fiber0g
Protein3g
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