Chocolate Glazed Triple-Layer Cheesecake

READY IN: 3hrs
SERVES: 10-12




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