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Black Forest Cheesecake

Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time5 hrs 30 mins
Total Time6 hrs
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 2 pies
Author: Based on a recipe from Kraft


  • 4 8 ounce packages cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 6 ounces semi-sweet chocolate melted per package instructions
  • 4 large eggs
  • 2 pre-made Oreo or chocolate pie crusts
  • 2-3 cups Cool Whip topping thawed
  • 1 21 ounce can cherry pie filling


  • Pre-heat your oven to 325ยบ F.
  • Place cream cheese, sugar and vanilla into the bowl of a mixer and mix until blended.
  • Add the sour cream and chocolate and blend.
  • With the blender running, add the eggs one at a time until blended.
  • Divide mixture between the two pie pans (they'll be pretty full) and bake 40 minutes or until the center is almost set.
  • Let cool completely then refrigerate for 4 hours.
  • Spread Cool Whip over tops of cheesecakes.
  • Serve slices with a spoonful or two of the cherry pie filling.