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heavenly chipped chocolate and hazelnut cheesecake

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Recipe by
Opal Jackson-Cakmak
Birmingham, AL

This is SO impressive and SO delicious!

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Ingredients For heavenly chipped chocolate and hazelnut cheesecake

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How To Make heavenly chipped chocolate and hazelnut cheesecake

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    Ingredients 2 cups semisweet chocolate chips 1 1/2 cups vanilla wafer crumbs 3/4 cup toasted, ground hazelnuts 2 tablespoons white sugar 3 tablespoons butter, melted 3 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese, softened 1 cup white sugar 3 eggs, beaten 3 tablespoons hazelnut liqueur 13 skinned, toasted hazelnuts 4 tablespoons sour cream 1 tablespoon hazelnut liqueur
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    Directions 1. Using a blender or a food processor, finely chop 1/3 cup semisweet chocolate chips. Place in a small mixing bowl. Add vanilla wafer crumbs, ground hazelnuts, 2 tablespoons white sugar, and melted butter or margarine. Mix until well combined. Press onto the bottom and up the sides of a 9 inch springform pan. Bake in a preheated 300 degrees F (150 degrees C) oven for 15 minutes. Cool. 2. In a large bowl, beat the cream cheese until fluffy. Gradually add 1 cup white sugar; mix well. Add the eggs and 3 tablespoons liqueur. Mix until well blended. Coarsely chop 1 cup of the semisweet chocolate chips, and add to the cream cheese mixture. Stir. Pour batter into the cooled crust. 3. Bake at in a preheated 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) oven for 1 hour. Let cake cool for 1 hour. Remove outer ring from pan. Then let cool completely. 4. Melt 2/3 cup semisweet chocolate chips over hot (not boiling) water. Stir until smooth. Dip 13 hazelnuts into the chocolate, covering one-half of each nut. Shake off the excess chocolate. Place on a waxed-paper lined plate. Chill until set. 5. To the remaining melted chocolate, add sour cream. Mix well. Stir in 1 tablespoon liqueur. Spread glaze on top of the cooled cheesecake. Garnish with chocolate dipped hazelnuts

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