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    Chocolate Glazed Triple-Layer Cheesecake

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    3 hrs

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    ratherbeswimmin''s Note:

    From Southern Living. One of their all-time favorite recipes.

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    Chocolate Glaze


    1. 1
      In a bowl, combine cookie crumbs, 1/4 cup sugar, and butter; stir to blend well.
    2. 2
      Press mixture onto bottom and 2 inches up sides of a 9-inch springform pan; set aside.
    3. 3
      In another bowl, combine 1 (8 oz) package cream cheese and 1/4 cup sugar; using an electric mixture, beat at medium speed until fluffy.
    4. 4
      Add 1 egg and 1/4 teaspoon vanilla; beat well.
    5. 5
      Stir in melted chocolate and 1/3 cup sour cream.
    6. 6
      Spoon mixture over chocolate crust.
    7. 7
      In another bowl, combine remaining 8 ounce package cream cheese, brown sugar and flour; beat until fluffy.
    8. 8
      Add in 1 egg and 1/2 teaspoon vanilla; beat well.
    9. 9
      Stir in pecans; spoon mixture over chocolate layer.
    10. 10
      In another bowl, combine 5 ounces cream cheese and remaining 1/4 cup sugar; beat until fluffy.
    11. 11
      Add in remaining egg; beat well.
    12. 12
      Stir in remaining 1 cup sour cream, 1/4 teaspoon vanilla and almond extract.
    13. 13
      Spoon over pecan layer.
    14. 14
      Bake in a 325° oven for 1 hour.
    15. 15
      Turn oven off and leave cheesecake in oven 30 minutes.
    16. 16
      Open oven door and leave cheesecake in oven for another 30 minutes.
    17. 17
      Cool; then cover and chill at least 8 hours.
    18. 18
      Remove from pan; spread warm glaze on top.
    19. 19
      To make Chocolate Glaze: Add chocolate and butter to the top of a double boiler; bring water to a boil.
    20. 20
      Lower heat; cook until chocolate is melted and smooth, stirring occasionally.
    21. 21
      Remove from heat; stir in remaining ingredients until smooth.
    22. 22
      Spread warm glaze over cheesecake.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on November 11, 2008


      This takes time, but the results are totally spectacular! I wish someone would take a picture of this cheesecake, especially a slice. I have a picture from SLiving 1986 (I believe or 1987) that I keep in my collection and it looks simply marvelous. This recipe is no-fail. Mine looks just like the professional picture and I'm no professional baker. I am thrilled to find this recipe on Zaar. It saves me time from digging out my hardback SL books. (You would think I'd make a copy of it and attach to picture in my file, but never do.) Anyway, this dessert is a show-stopper, both in looks and taste. It actually has 4 distinct layers, if you count crust and ganache type glaze. Let the glaze run down the sides for a great look. (It's a thicker glaze.) I have made this at least 8 times over the years and it is always a winner. Am going to make it again this weekend for an event, so I am thrilled to find this recipe here. Note: This recipe appeared in SL twice- 1986 (or 1987) and again in 1990. That shows you how much a winner it is!! I leave out the nuts. Please don't let the prep time discourage you. I promise it will be worth the extra effort! I always make it the day/night before. Put the glaze on the next morning, back in the refrig. and then serve that night. Serves way more that 10, that's for sure. It is very rich. I always pre-cut it, too, especially if people are serving themselves. Well, at least pre-cut a few of the pieces. Can't wait to make it this weekend. What a winner!! Reminds me of the cheescakes featured in the Neiman Marcus Holiday magazines that cost like $75 and up. Of course, it is certainly not cheap to make, that's for sure. But worth the extra cost. Leave out the nuts to save $$. Thank you for this recipe!!

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    • on October 15, 2007


      Employees I once worked with used to pay me to bake this and bring it to work. Absolutely delicious. Sadly, I lost the 1990 Southern Living cookbook in which it was printed. I am so happy you posted this recipe, as I have been looking for it for years.

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    Nutritional Facts for Chocolate Glazed Triple-Layer Cheesecake

    Serving Size: 1 (169 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 10

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 744.9
    Calories from Fat 461
    Total Fat 51.2 g
    Saturated Fat 29.3 g
    Cholesterol 170.3 mg
    Sodium 432.3 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 66.9 g
    Dietary Fiber 2.4 g
    Sugars 50.8 g
    Protein 10.3 g

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