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Thursday, November 27, 2008

25 Days of Desserts - Day 11

Mini Cheesecake Bites

Yield: 20 servings

2 pkgs (8 oz) each cream cheese
46 vanilla wafers
5 tbs butter, melted
1/2 cup + 2 tbs sugar
1/2 cup sour cream
1/2 tsp vanilla
3 eggs, room temperature
1 large orange, zested and juiced
3/4 cup heavy cream, scalded
2 bars (4 oz) each semisweet chocolate, chopped

Heat oven to 350 degrees. Bring cream cheese to room temp. In food processor, pulse wafers, butter and 2 tbs sugar 10 times. Press into foil lined 11x7 dish. Beat cream cheese, sour cream, vanilla, eggs, 1/4 cup orange juice, 1 tbs zest and remaining sugar for 2 minutes. Pour into crust. Bake 1 hour.

Chill, remove from dish. Cut into 2" squares, place on rack set in pan. In bowl, combine hot cream and chocolate. Let cool for 1 minute. Stir until smooth and then pour over squares.

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