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DESSERT RECIPE: Belgian Truffle Cheesecake

Crust
1 pkg.(200g.)Chocolate Wafer cookies, finely crushed
1/3cup butter, melted
Filling
1cup sugar
3pkgs.(250g.)Cream cheese
4 eggs
1/3cup hazelnut liqueur
8 squares bittersweet choc
1/2cup sour cream
Topping
1cup sour cream
Icing sugar
Bittersweet choc. Curls

Crust
Combine wafer crumbs & melted butter;
Press mixture evenly over bottom & up sides to within 1/2" of top of 9" springform.
Refrigerate while preparing filling
Filling
Beat softened cream cheese & sugar until blend until smooth
Beat in eggs one at a time
Beat in liqueur, then melted chocolate
Blend in sour cream. Pour into prepared pan
Smooth top
Bake at 350*F for 45 to 55 minutes or just until center is barely set
Cool completely on wire rack, then refrigerate overnight
To serve: run sharp knife around edge of cake to loosen; remove pan rim
Spread top of cake with sour cream.
Arrange chocolate curls on top
Sieve icing sugar over curls

16 servings

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