Friday, July 18, 2008

Black Forest Cheesecake

1 cup chocolate wafer crumbs
3 tablespoons margarine -- melted
2 packages cream cheese -- (8 ounce) softened
2/3 cup sugar
2 eggs
1 package semi sweet chocolate pieces -- (6 ounce) melted
1/4 teaspoon almond extract
1 can cherry pie filling -- (21 ounce)
Frozen whipped topping thawed

Combine crumbs and margarine; press onto bottom of 9 inch springform pan. Bake at 350degrees F for 10 minutes.
Combine cream cheese and sugar, mixing at medium speed on electric mixer until well blended. Add eggs, one at a time, mixing well after each addition. Blend in chocolate and extract; pour over crust. Bake at 350 degrees F for 45 minutes.
Loosen cake from rim of pan; cool before removing rim of pan. Chill cheesecake. Top cheesecake with pie filling and whipped topping just before serving.
- DeeDee

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