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Perugian-Style Chocolate Hazelnut Cheesecake Recipe

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This recipe for Perugian-Style Chocolate Hazelnut Cheesecake, by , is from The Pfarr Family Cookbook Project, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Sarah Pfarr
Added: Tuesday, March 31, 2009

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Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
For crust:

1/4 pound wheat meal crackers finely crushed (about 1 cup)

1 ounce fine-quality bittersweet chocolate (no more than 60% cacao if marked), grated

1/2 stick unsalted butter, melted

For filling:

1/2 pound fine-quality bittersweet chocolate (no more than 60% cacao if marked), chopped

1 stick unsalted butter, cut into pieces

1 pound 2 ounce cream cheese, at room temperature

1/2 cup sour cream

1/4 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

2 large eggs

2/3 cup superfine granulated sugar

1 cup hazelnuts, toasted loose skins rubbed off in a kitchen towel while still warm, and nuts chopped

Directions:
Directions:
Crust:

Combine all ingredients, then press onto bottom of spring form pan.

Make filling and bake cheesecake:

Preheat oven to 325F with rack in middle.
Melt chocolate with butter, then remove from heat and whisk in cream cheese until smooth. Whisk in sour cream and vanilla.
Whisk together eggs and sugar in a large bowl until mixture has a mousse-like consistency, then stir in chocolate mixture and nuts.
Pour filling into crust and bake 1 1/2 hours. (Top will be slightly cracked.)
Cool to room temperature in pan on a rack, about 1 hour, then chill at least 1 hour. (Cake will sink slightly.)

 

 

 

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