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Cheesecake ( Chocolate Julep ) Recipe


------PATTI - VDRJ67A

1 1/2 c Chocolate cookie crumbs
2 ts Sugar
3 tb Butter; melted

5 oz Semi sweet chocolate
16 oz Cream cheese; softened
3/4 c Sugar
1/2 c Sour cream
4 Eggs
3 tb Bourbon
1 1/2 ts Creme de menthe, clear
Marascnio cherries; garnish
Mint leaves; garnish

For crust, combine the crumbs, sugar and melted
butter. Press firmly and evenly into 9" springform
pan. Place in refrigerator while making filling. Melt
chocolate in heavy saucepan. Beat cream cheese and
sugar until smooth. Add sour cream. Blend well. Beat
in eggs, one at a time, beating at low speed. Blend in
bourbon and creme de menthe. Pour 1-1/4 cups batter
into another bowl. Mix remaining batter with the
melted chocolate. Fill crust with the chocolate
batter, then slowly pour on the plain batter, making a
swirling patern is desired. Bake at 350~ for 45-50
minutes. The sides will be puffed and the center will
be soft (it will firm when cooled). Chill at least 6
hours before serving. NOTE: An extra dash of creme de
menthe added to the plain batter