Ghirardelli Chocolate Orange Cheesecake

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READY IN: 1hr 15mins
SERVES: 10
YIELD: 1 pie
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • 1 34
    cups bittersweet chocolate chips (60% Cacao)
  • 6
    ounces shortbread cookies, crushed
  • 14
    cup butter, melted
  • 16
    ounces cream cheese (for filling)
  • 1 13
    cups sugar (for filling)
  • 13
    cup orange juice concentrate (for filling)
  • 3
    large eggs (for filling)
  • 1 12
    cups sour cream (for topping)
  • 6
    tablespoons sugar (for topping)
  • 2
    tablespoons orange juice concentrate (for topping)
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DIRECTIONS

  • Crust: Preheat oven to 325°F Combine cookies and butter with a fork. Press into bottom of a 9-inch springform pan and slightly up the sides. Bake 15 minutes. Cool.
  • Filling: Melt 1 ½ cups chocolate chips at 30-second intervals, stirring after every 30 seconds until melted. Cool. Beat cream cheese and 1-3/4 cups sugar until smooth. Add 1-1/2 cups chocolate chips, 1/3 cup orange juice, and eggs, one at a time. Pour into crust, and bake 50 minutes. Cool 10 minutes.
  • Topping: Mix sour cream, 6 tablespoons sugar and 2 tablespoons orange juice concentrate together. Spread over cake. Drizzle remaining 1/4 cup melted chocolate chips over. Bake 5 minutes. Turn off heat, and cool in the oven with the door slightly open for 30 minutes. Place in refrigerator overnight.
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