Spooktacular halloween cheesecake recipe

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  • 1 pkg Oreo cookies (crumbled)
  • 5 tbsp unsalted butter (melted)
Cheesecake Filling
  • 4 (8 oz) pkg cream cheese (room temperature)
  • 1¼ cups granulated sugar
  • 1½ tsp vanilla extract
  • 5 lg eggs
  • 1 cup mini chocolate chips
Chocolate Ganache
  • ¾ cup heavy cream
  • 1¼ cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
How to Make It
  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Cut parchment paper to fit onto bottom of 9” spring form pan (or use pre-cut 9” round parchment paper). Spread Crisco on bottom and sides of spring form pan; set aside. Then wrap outside of spring form pan with 2 layers of aluminum foil.
  2. To Make Crust
  3. In a food processor, pulse Oreo cookies till finely crumbly. Add melted butter and pulse till moist. Pour and press onto bottom of spring form pan; set aside.
  4. To make Cheesecake Filling
  5. In a mixing bowl with mixer on medium speed, beat cream cheese and sugar till smooth. Add vanilla extract and mix well. Add eggs (one at a time) and beat well after each addition. With a spatula, add mini chocolate chips and mix well. Pour and spread onto crust. Arrange spring form pan in a large roasting pan and then put in oven. Pour hot water into roasting pan halfway up the sides of spring form pan.
  6. Bake in oven for about 1 hour and 20 minutes or when shaken, center jiggles slightly. Remove from oven and let cool to room temperature. With a Viennese spatula or plastic knife, scrape around edge of spring form pan to loosen cheesecake (this will keep it from sticking to sides). Refrigerate for least 8 hours or overnight.
  7. To make Chocolate Ganache
  8. In double boiler, add chocolate chips and heavy cream; mix till melted and smooth. Pour and spread on top of chilled cheesecake.
  9. To make Web Icing
  10. In a mixing bowl, add powdered sugar and heavy cream and mix till smooth (be sure it’s not too thin. If too thick add more heavy cream little by little).
  11. Put icing in a pastry bag with a small tip and form a circular motion, starting in center and work your way outside. Then with a toothpick, starting in center and then pull it towards the edge of cheesecake (this will form a spider web).

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