Monday, July 13, 2009

Chocolate Julep Cheesecake | cheesecake recipes

Chocolate Julep Cheesecake | cheesecake recipes

Yield: 10 servings
1 1/2 cups chocolate cookie crumbs
2 teaspoons granulated sugar
3 tablespoons butter, melted
5 ounces semisweet chocolate
16 ounces cream cheese, softened
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup sour cream
4 eggs
3 tablespoons bourbon
1 1/2 teaspoons clear crème de menthe
Maraschino cherries for garnish
Mint leaves for garnish
Crust: Combine the crumbs sugar and melted butter. Press firmly and evenly into a 9−inch springform
pan. Place in refrigerator while making filling.
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 crème 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 pattern as desired.
Bake at 350 degrees F for 45 to 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 crème de menthe may be added to the plain batter.

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