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Grand Finale Cheesecake

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SKILL LEVEL : beginner

Ingredients

  Amount Per Serving % DV *
Calories300
Calories from Fat200
Total Fat22 g34% DV
Saturated Fat11 g55% DV
Trans Fat0 g
Cholesterol80 mg27% DV
Sodium210 mg9% DV
Total Carbohydrates23 g8% DV
Dietary Fiber1.0 g4% DV
Sugars18 g
Protein6 g
Vitamin A10% DV
Vitamin C0% DV
Calcium0 mg8% DV
Iron6% DV
  Amount Per Serving % DV *
Calories300
Calories from Fat200
Total Fat22 g34% DV
Saturated Fat11 g55% DV
Trans Fat0 g
Cholesterol80 mg27% DV
Sodium210 mg9% DV
Total Carbohydrates23 g8% DV
Dietary Fiber1.0 g4% DV
Sugars18 g
Protein6 g
Vitamin A10% DV
Vitamin C0% DV
Calcium0 mg8% DV
Iron6% DV
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • Whipped cream (optional)
  • ALMOND GRAHAM CRUST (recipe follows)
  • 4 packages cream cheese (3 oz. each) , softened
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons HERSHEY'S Cocoa
  • 1 HERSHEY'S SYMPHONY Milk Chocolate Bar or HERSHEY'S SYMPHONY Milk Chocolate Bar with Almonds & Toffee Chips (6 oz.) , broken into pieces

Directions

  • 1. Prepare ALMOND CRUST. Heat oven to 325°F.
  • 2. Place chocolate in small microwave-safe bowl. Microwave at MEDIUM (50%) 1 minute or until chocolate is melted and smooth when stirred; set aside. Beat cream cheese in large bowl until fluffy. Stir together sugar, cocoa and salt; blend into cream cheese mixture. Add eggs and vanilla; beat until well blended. Add melted chocolate; beat just until blended. Pour into prepared crust.
  • 3. Bake 35 to 40 minutes or until almost set. Remove from oven to wire rack. With knife, loosen cake from side of pan. Cool completely; remove side of pan. Refrigerate several hours before serving. Garnish with whipped cream, if desired. Cover; refrigerate leftover cheesecake. Makes 12 servings.
  • ALMOND GRAHAM CRUST: Stir together 3/4 cup graham cracker crumbs, 2/3 cup finely chopped slivered almonds and 2 tablespoons sugar in medium bowl. Stir in 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) melted butter or margarine. Press mixture onto bottom and up side of 8-inch springform pan or round pan with removable bottom.

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