Berry Cheesecake in Chocolate Crust

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Ingredients:

2 cups chocolate wafer cookie crumbs

1/4 cup butter or margarine, melted

4 packages (8 ounces each) cream cheese

2/3 cup sugar

1/2 cup sour cream

1 tablespoon grated orange peel

4 eggs

1/2 cup sour cream

2 tablespoons sugar

2 cups berries

Directions:

1. Heat oven to 325ºF. Mix cookie crumbs and butter. Press on bottom and slightly up side of ungreased springform pan, 9x3 inches, to seal bottom.

2. Place cream cheese, 2/3 cup sugar, 1/2 cup sour cream and the orange peel in food processor. Cover and process until smooth. Add eggs. Cover and process until well blended. Spread over crust.

3. Bake about 1 hour 20 minutes or until center is set. Cool on wire rack 15 minutes. Run metal spatula along side of cheesecake to loosen; remove side of pan. Refrigerate uncovered 3 hours; cover and continue refrigerating at least 4 hours.

4. Mix 1/2 cup sour cream and 2 tablespoons sugar; spread over top of cheesecake. Top with berries.

Bon Appetit!

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