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Tuxedo Cheesecake

 Tuxedo Cheesecake
Nothing is more elegant then a cheesecake but this one looks so beautiful, you will be receive so many compliments. Not only does it look wonderful, it also tastes delicious.—Cindy Morris, Coyle, Oklahoma
16 ServingsPrep: 1 hour Bake: 50 min. + chilling


  • 1-1/2 cups cream-filled chocolate sandwich cookie crumbs
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 4 packages (8 ounces each) cream cheese, softened
  • 1-1/4 cups sugar
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons McCormick® Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 4 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 package (10 to 12 ounces) vanilla or white chips
  • 3 tablespoons shortening, divided
  • 2 cups (12 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 purchased frosted brownie with walnuts
  • Rosebud and sprig of flowering thyme


  • In a large bowl, combine cookie crumbs and butter; press onto the
  • bottom of an ungreased 9-in. springform pan. Cover and refrigerate
  • for 30 minutes.
  • In another large bowl, beat the cream cheese, sugar and vanilla until
  • smooth. Add eggs; beat on low speed just until combined. Pour into
  • crust. Place pan on a baking sheet.
  • Bake at 350° for 50-60 minutes or until center is almost set.
  • Cool on a wire rack for 10 minutes. Carefully run a knife around

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Tuxedo Cheesecake (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • edge of pan to loosen; cool 1 hour longer. Refrigerate overnight.
  • In a microwave, melt vanilla chips and 4-1/2 teaspoons shortening;
  • stir until smooth. Spread over cheesecake. Chill until firm.
  • Set aside three chocolate chips for shirt buttons. Melt remaining
  • chocolate chips and shortening; stir until blended. Cool slightly.
  • Brush over top and sides of cheesecake, leaving a V-shape in center
  • for tuxedo shirt. Add reserved chips for buttons. Shape brownie into
  • a bow tie; position above buttons. Create a boutonniere from the
  • rosebud and thyme; place on tux. Yield: 16 servings.
Editor's Note: Verify that flowers are edible and have not been treated with chemicals. This recipe was prepared with a Little Debbie fudge brownie with walnuts.
Nutritional Facts: 1 slice equals 586 calories, 41 g fat (23 g saturated fat), 125 mg cholesterol, 295 mg sodium, 51 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 9 g protein.