Cheesecake Harlequin

By: Nick Stellino

  • Yield:

    4-6 Servings

  • Cuisine:

    American

  • Course:

    Dessert

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Ingredients

Chocolate Chip Cookie Crust:

4 tablespoons flour
2 cups chocolate chip cookies, ground
8 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted

Cheesecake:

1 1/2 pounds cream cheese, room temperature
3 eggs
3/4 cup sugar
4 ounces white chocolate, chopped
4 ounces chocolate chips, chopped

Optional:

chocolate sauce and sweetened whipped cream, for garnish

Directions

  1. For the crust mix all the ingredients in a bowl, then press the mixture into a 9-inch spring-form pan, pressing well to cover the entire bottom and the sides of the pan.
  2. Preheat oven to 325°F.
  3. In a large bowl, beat the cream cheese with an electric mixer, until fluffy, about 2 minutes. Beat in the sugar and the eggs one at the time, beating well after each addition. Fold in the chocolate pieces. Pour the batter into the crust and bake for 1-1/4 hour, or until a knife inserted comes out clean.
  4. Remove from the oven. Cool, cover and refrigerate at least 5 hours or overnight. Remove it from the pan and serve with the optional chocolate sauce and whipped cream.