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Thursday, April 16, 2009

Turtle Cheesecake

Turtle Cheesecake
1 1/2 Cups Oreo cookie crumbs
1/4 Cup melted butter
Mix together and press into a 9" spring form pan and put into freezer.
24 oz. softened cream cheese
1 1/4 cup sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
4 eggs
1/4 cup crushed pineapple. Drain then squeeze out remaining juice.

Mix cream cheese, sugar and vanilla together until smooth, add eggs one at a time, mixing in each one before adding the next. Beat at medium speed for 5 min then add pineapple and mix well.Pour into the crust and sprinkle top with chocolate chips and pecans, about 2/3 cups of each. Bake in a 350 degree oven for about 50 minutes until the center is set and a toothpick comes out clean. Allow to cool to room temperature then refrigerate for several hours. Leave it in the pan until ready to serve. Makes about 12 moderate sized servings.