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Chocolate Chip Pecan Cheesecake Recipe

Photo source: Grandmother's Kitchen

Crunchy and creamy chocolate chip pecan cheesecake

Ingredients

1/4 cup melted butter
1 3/4 cups crushed chocolate wafers
24 ounces ricotta cheese
3 tablespoons maple syrup
2 whole eggs
2/3 cup heavy cream
8 ounces good semisweet chocolate, broken
3/4 cup chopped pecans
3/4 cup chopped pecans (garnish)
3 ounces grated semisweet chocolate (garnish)

Directions

1 Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

2 Grease 8 inch spring form pan.

3 Prepare melted butter and combine with chocolate wafer crumbs.

4 Press onto bottom of buttered pan.

5 To prepare the filling, beat the ricotta, maple syrup, eggs in a large bowl.

6 Beat until nice and smooth.

7 Bring whipping cream to a low boil and stir int the broken chocolate.

8 Remove from heat and melt completely.

9 Cool slightly.

10 Blend into the cheese mixture.

11 Stir in the 3/4 cup chopped pecans.

12 Pour into prepared crust.

13 Place in preheated oven and bake 45 minutes, or until set.

14 Cool thoroughly on a wire rack and then wrap and chill.

15 Remove rim just before serving, and place nuts around outer edge, and sprinkle with grated chocolate and powdered icing sugar.

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