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Mint chocolate cheesecake to be served as a special dinner party dessert.
Heat oven to 325°F. Stir together all crust ingredients in large bowl until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Press onto bottom and 1 inch up side of lightly greased 9-inch springform pan; set aside.
Combine sugar and cream cheese in large bowl. Beat at medium speed, scraping bowl often, until creamy. Continue beating, add 1 egg at a time, until well mixed. (DO NOT OVERBEAT.) Stir in liqueur.
Stir together chopped mints and 1 teaspoon flour in small bowl; gently stir into cream cheese mixture. Pour filling onto crust. Sprinkle with remaining chopped mints.
Bake for 80 to 95 minutes or until center is just set. (Cheesecake surface may be slightly cracked.) Loosen side of cheesecake by running knife around inside of pan. Cool 1 hour. Cover; refrigerate at least 3 hours.
Garnish top of cheesecake with whipped cream, if desired. Store refrigerated.
*Substitute 1 teaspoon peppermint extract plus 6 drops green food color.
Dietary Fiber: 1g
Tried it last week. I'd give the flavor 3 stars and the texture only 1 star. I also put the pan of water underneath the pie as it was cooking (as suggested) so the top wouldn't crack -- and it had large cracks anyway. Will NOT try it again.
This recipe tasted great, however I also had a problem with the butter leaking out of the bottom of the pan and all over my oven. The recipe says that the cheesecake may "slightly crack". That is an understatement. It cracked everywhere that I sprinkled the extra mint pieces so it looked awful.
This is such a great recipe. One your family and friends are sure to love. My family loves this cheesecake and it has been requested in place of a traditional birthday cake. Easy to make and your company will feel very special. Two thumbs up in NJ!
Very yummy. I baked this in a water bath (as I usually bake all of my cheesecakes). I was very careful not to overbake it--I always check my cheesecakes quite a bit early and take them out while the center is still a little "jiggly." I used the mint extract and green food coloring instead of the creme de menthe liqueur. This is one of my family's most favorite cheesecake recipes.
This pie tastes wonderful. But, make sure your cream cheese isn't too soft as the chocolate-mint bits settled to the bottom in mine. After the cheese cake started to set, I added more on top which then burned. LOL. Next time, firmer cheese and foil on top. I used Annas chocolate-mint cookies for the crust. Reduce butter and add a some sugar. The butter leaked out of my crust and onto the bottom of my oven. BTW, Butter makes great oven cleaner, but it killed my element. Had to buy new. LOL. I hope your adventures are not as exciting as mine. Enjoy your pie. JB.
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