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Chocolate Macadamia Cheesecake

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Ingredients
  Chocolate wafer 25 , crushed to make 1 1/4 cup crumbs
  Ground macadamia nuts 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Sugar 2 Tablespoon
  Butter/Margarine 3 Tablespoon, melted
  Almond extract 1⁄8 Teaspoon
  Baking white chocolate 8 Ounce (8 Squares, 1 Ounce Each Filling:)
  Cream cheese 32 Ounce, softened (4 Packages, 8 Ounces Each Filling:)
For filling
  Sugar 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)
  All purpose flour 3 Tablespoon
  Eggs 5
  Vanilla extract 1 Teaspoon
  Milk chocolate chips 1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs)
For topping
  Semi sweet chocolate 8 Ounce (8 Squares, 1 Ounce Each)
  Whipping cream 7 Tablespoon
  White chocolate shavings 2 Tablespoon
  Chopped macadamia nuts 2 Tablespoon
Directions

In a bowl, combine 'wafer crumbs, nuts and sugar; stir in butter and almond extract.
Press onto the bottom of a greased 10-in sprmgform pan.
Bake at 350° for 10 minutes.
Cool on a wire rack.
Reduce heat to 325°.
In a saucepan over low heat, melt white chocolate, stirring frequently until smooth.
Cool.
In a mixing bowl, beat cream cheese and sugar until smooth.
Add flour; mix well.
Add eggs and vanilla; beat on low speed just until combined.
Remove 1 cup and set aside.
Stir melted white chocolate into remaining cream cheese mixture; beat just until combined.
Pour over crust.
Melt chocolate chips; cool slightly.
Stir in reserved cream cheese mixture; drop by spoonfuls over filling.
Place pan on a baking sheet.
Bake at 325° for 55-60 minutes or until center is almost set.
Cool on a wire rack for 10 minutes.
Carefully run a knife around edge of pan to loosen.
Cool 1 hour longer.
In a saucepan over low heat, melt semisweet chocolate with cream; stir until smooth.
Cool slightly.
Spread over cheesecake.
Refrigerate for 4 hours or overnight.
Remove sides of pan.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Dessert
Method: 
Baked
Dish: 
Cake
Interest: 
Holiday, Healthy
Ingredient: 
Chocolate
Preparation Time: 
10 Minutes
Cook Time: 
80 Minutes
Ready In: 
0 Minutes
Servings: 
4

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