Monday, February 15, 2010

Easy Chocolate Lover's Cheesepie

I made this for Valentine's Day.  It is fast, easy, and really delicious!  It's rich, but not over the top.  I have had this recipe for years.  It's from Hershey's. 

3 packages cream cheese (8 oz ea), softened (I use the 1/3 less fat)
3/4 c sugar
3 eggs
1 t vanilla extract
2 c (12 oz pkg) Hershey's Mini Semi-Sweet Chips, divided
1 extra-serving-size packaged graham cracker crust (9 oz)
(I made my crust, I like homemade better.  I used a deep dish 9" pie plate)
2 T whipping cream

1. Heat oven to 450.
2. Beat cream cheese and sugar in large bowl with mixer until well blended.  Add eggs and vanilla; beat well.  Stir in 1 2/3 c small chocolate chips; pour into crust.
3. Bake 10 minutes.  Without opening oven door, reduce tempurature to 250; continue baking 30 minutes or just until set.  Remove from oven to wire rack.  Cool completely.  Cover; refigerate until thoroughly chilled.
4. Place remaining 1/3 c chips and whipping cream in a small bowl.  Microwave at high 20-30 seconds or just until chips are melted and mixture is smooth when stirred.  Cool slightly; spread over top of cheesepie.  Refrigerate 15 minutes or until topping is set.  Cover; refrigerate leftover pie.  Serves 10.

3 comments:

Hannah said...

Mmmmmm! We love this recipe and have had it many times!! I'm excited to try out lots of your recipes!

Heather said...

Thanks Nikki! It WAS delicious!!! I'll be making this soon!

Brenda @Just a Bed of Roses said...

I just put on 10 lbs by looking at that beauty!