Irish Cream Cheesecake (TNT)

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Irish Cream Cheesecake (TNT)

Post by pstarkoski on Wed Apr 06, 2011 1:34 am

Oh my... you must all try this cheesecake!! It is to die for! Don't wait until next St. Patrick's Day....try now!! It is very rich so you don't need too much, but you might not be able to stop!!
Enjoy!
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Sensational Irish Cream Cheesecake
16 servings
It is truly sensational and too good to only make for St Patrick's Day!

Ingredients

CRUST
1 3/4 cups finely crushed chocolate graham crackers
6 tablespoons butter, (we recommend LAND O LAKES® Butter), melted

FILLING
3 pkgs. (8 oz. each) cream cheese, softened
1 cup granulated sugar
4 large eggs
1/3 cup Irish cream liqueur (up to 1/2 cup)
3/4 cup NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Semi-Sweet Chocolate Mini Morsels, divided
1 teaspoon all-purpose flour

Directions
PREHEAT
oven to 375° F. Grease 9-inch spring form pan.

FOR CRUST:
COMBINE
graham cracker crumbs and butter in medium bowl; stir until crumbly. Press onto bottom and 1 inch up side of prepared pan.

FOR FILLING:
BEAT
cream cheese and sugar in large mixer bowl until creamy. Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Stir in liqueur.

COMBINE 1/2 cup morsels and flour in small bowl; gently stir into cream cheese mixture. Pour into crust. Sprinkle remaining morsels on top.

BAKE for 40 to 50 minutes or until edge is set but center still moves slightly. Cool in pan on wire rack for 10 minutes. Loosen side of pan. Cover; refrigerate for at least 3 hours. Garnish with whipped cream and chocolate curls, if desired.

FOR SENSATIONAL MOCHA CHEESECAKE:
SUBSTITUTE
1/4 cup half-and-half or milk, 2 tablespoons cooled coffee and 1 teaspoon almond extract for liqueur. Prepare as above.

 
 
Recipe source: Corner Sweet Shoppe yahoo group, submitted by Sue Edwards.

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