INGREDIENTS

Servings: 48
  •   CRUST:
  • 1-3/5 lb. OREO Pieces-Small
  • 10 oz. unsalted butter, melted
  •   Filling
  • 8 lb. cream cheese, softened
  • 1 lb. sugar
  • 2 lb. sour cream
  • 4 tsp. vanilla
  • 16 eggs
  • 2 lb. semi-sweet chocolate chips, melted, cooled

DIRECTIONS

  1. Crust:  Mix ingredients. Press 1-1/3 cups of the crumb mixture firmly onto bottom of each of 4 (9-inch) springform pans. Bake at 325°F for 10 minutes. Cool on wire racks while preparing filling.
  2. Filling:  Beat cream cheese in large bowl of electric mixer fitted with paddle attachment on medium speed until creamy. Add sugar; beat until well blended. Add sour cream and vanilla; mix well. Add eggs, 1 at a time, mixing on low speed after each addition just until blended. Stir in melted chocolate.
  3. Pour  1-1/2 qt. of the batter over each crust. Place each pan on large sheet of foil; wrap foil tightly around side of pan. Place springform pans on oven racks placed in full size hotel pans. Fill each hotel pan with 1 gallon hot water.
  4. Bake  at 325°F for 1 hour 10 minutes to 1 hour 20 minutes or until center is almost set. Run knife or metal spatula around side of each pan to loosen cake; cool before removing side of pan. Refrigerate 4 hours or overnight.
  5. TIP

    For optimum creaminess and appearance, this cheesecake is baked in a water bath.

    If baking without the water bath, assemble as directed, omitting hot water and hotel pan. Bake at 325°F for 1 hour or until cheesecake is almost set in center. Allow to cool completely.

    If desired,using a stencil and cocoa powder, dust cocoa powder over surface of cheesecake. Carefully remove stencil. Cut each cheesecake into 12 slices using dental floss or sharp knife dipped in hot water. Wipe knife with damp cloth after each cut.

NUTRITION FACTS

Nutritional facts are based on a single serving
Calories 580
Total fat 44g
Saturated fat 24g
Trans fat 1.5g
Cholesterol 170mg
Sodium 350mg
Carbohydrate 37g
Dietary fiber 1g
Sugars 29g
Protein 8g
Vitamin A 25%DV
Vitamin C 0%DV
Calcium 10%DV
Iron 8%DV
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