Source: America's Favorite Food Associations

Berry Cheesecake in Chocolate Crust
The combination of berries and chocolate crust make every other cheesecake pale in comparison.
Serves: 16
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 80 minutes


2 cups chocolate wafer cookie crumbs
1/4 cup margarine or butter, melted
4 packages (8 oz. each) cream cheese, softened
2/3 cup sugar
1/2 cup sour cream
1 tablespoon orange peel, grated
4 eggs
1/2 cup sour cream
2 tablespoons sugar
2 cups berries

Preheat oven to 325F. Mix cookie crumbs and margarine. Press on bottom and slightly up side of ungreased springform pan, 9 x 3 inches, to seal bottom. Place cream cheese, 2/3 cup sugar, ½ 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.

Bake 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. Mix ½ cup sour cream and 2 Tbsp. sugar; spread over top of cheesecake. Top with berries.