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Brownie Bottom Black Forest Cheesecake

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I've always loved the looks of rich, decadent Black Forest desserts but my husband and I don't enjoy canned cherries that are typically used for them. So for this one I used Red Raspberries for a perfectly delicious flavor combination and we enjoyed a few pieces with plenty left to share with friends 
Crust: Prepare 2 (8 inch) Springform Pans 1 box milk chocolate brownies, divided Mix and bake according to package directions. Don't over bake but don't be afraid to bake completely. Cool slightly.
White Chocolate layer: 16 oz. cream cheese, room temp 1/3 cup white sugar 6 oz. white chocolate chips, melted 2 eggs, beaten 2 teaspoons vanilla

Milk Chocolate layer: 16 oz. cream cheese, room temp 1/3 c. white sugar 1/2 cup Hershey's chocolate syrup, more or less according to your taste 2 eggs, beaten 2 teaspoons flour

Pour separately over baked brownie crusts and bake till sides are puffy and have a dry look but the center is still a little jiggly when pan is shook sligh…

Creamy Coconut Cheesecake

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Hello out there!

I've been MIA for a long time but I promise I've not been sitting idle! :)

If you enjoy coconut this one is for YOU!!

Preheat oven to 300°.


Crust:
1½ cups Almond Meal
1 cup All-Purpose flour
¾ cup pecan pieces, toasted and chopped fine
¼ cup brown sugar
½ teaspoon salt
7 Tablespoons cold butter
Place all dry ingredients into food processor and give it a whirl. Add cold butter (cut into slices) and mix till crumbs form. Press into bottom and up sides of a prepared 10 inch Springform pan. Bake at 300° for 8 minutes. Remove from heat and cool a bit.

Place a small dish of HOT water into oven on the bottom rack.

Meanwhile as your crust is baking--

48 oz. cream cheese, room temp.
1 can sweetened condensed milk
½ cup white sugar
1 cup sweetened coconut flakes
1 teaspoon coconut extract
6 eggs, beaten

In Bosch mixer bowl combine the cream cheese, sweetened condensed milk, and sugar. Beat until smooth and somewhat fluffy. In a separate bowl combine the eggs and extract…