Venango County Recipe of the Day: Chocolate Chip Cherry Cheesecake

| September 21, 2019

Serve this decadent dessert with a glass of Pinot Grigio!

Chocolate Chip Cherry Cheesecake


1 – 12 oz. jar of maraschino cherries
2 – 8 oz. packages cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup sugar
2 eggs, lightly beaten
1/2 cup miniature semisweet chocolate chips
1 – 9″ chocolate cookie crust


~Preheat oven at 350°.

~Drain maraschino cherries, reserving 2 teaspoons juice. Cut cherries into quarters; set aside.

~In a small bowl, beat the cream cheese, sugar, and reserved cherry juice until smooth. Add eggs; beat just until combined. Fold in chocolate chips and reserved cherries.

~Pour into crust. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes (or until center is almost set). Cool on a wire rack. Refrigerate until chilled.

~Makes six servings.

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