"There is no sight on earth more appealing than the sight of a woman making dinner for someone she loves." -Thomas Wolfe
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
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.