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Chocolate Chip Cherry Cheesecake

I fell in love with cooking when I was 11 years old, and have enjoyed creating and modifying recipes since then. This cheesecake was a big hit when I first made it, and everyone agrees that it's the best flavor combination. —Shelly Klingler, Bloomington, Illinois
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Bake: 30 min. + chilling
  • Makes
    6 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 jar (12 ounces) maraschino cherries
  • 2 packages (8 ounces each) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1/2 cup miniature semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 chocolate cookie crust (9 inches)
  • 6 chocolate-covered cherries

Directions

  • Drain maraschino cherries, reserving 2 teaspoons juice. Cut cherries into quarters; set aside.
  • In a small bowl, beat the cream cheese, sugar and reserved cherry juice until smooth. Add eggs; beat just until combined. Fold in chocolate chips and reserved cherries.
  • Pour into crust (crust will be full). Bake at 350° for 30-35 minutes or until center is almost set. Cool on a wire rack. Refrigerate until chilled. Serve with chocolate-covered cherries.
Nutrition Facts
1 slice: 682 calories, 41g fat (22g saturated fat), 154mg cholesterol, 384mg sodium, 77g carbohydrate (62g sugars, 2g fiber), 10g protein.

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  • drmpurple
    Dec 28, 2019

    This was very easy to make and was so good! Many compliments at Christmas. Would definitely make again.

  • Wags420
    Nov 6, 2015

    Added more chocolate chips. Omg! Yum

  • drywallgal
    Jan 5, 2015

    Excellent!!! Major hit. People are literally licking their plates. Super easy to make, always a plus.

  • mpertler
    Jan 1, 2014

    My mom told us we couldn't have anymore! Boyfriend said already gone! Yum and easy.

  • jpjennycarl
    Apr 2, 2013

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  • badkitty1116
    Jan 20, 2013

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  • mreilly615
    Mar 1, 2011

    This was fantastic. I will make this again and again. The family loved it.

  • thescotts05
    Nov 10, 2009

    This is a huge hit with everyone that enjoys cheesecake!!!!

  • Italiancook
    Jan 10, 2009

    This recipe sounds yummy.  I'll have to give it a try.