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German Chocolate Cheesecake

  • Prep Time: 30 Minutes (Total Time: 4Hour 20 Minutes)
  • Serving Size: 14
  • 1 cup Finely Crushed FAMOUS Chocolate Wafers
  • 1 cup Sugar, Divided
  • 3 tablespoons Butter Or Margarine, Melted
  • 3 Package (8 Ounces) PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese, Softened
  • 1/4 cup Flour
  • 1 Package (4 Ounces) BAKER'S GERMAN'S Sweet Chocolate, Melted
  • 2-1/2 teaspoons Vanilla, Divided
  • 4 Eggs, Divided
  • 1/3 cup Canned Evaporated Milk
  • 1/4 cup Butter Or Margarine
  • 1/2 cup BAKER'S ANGEL FLAKE Coconut
  • 1/2 cup PLANTERS Chopped Pecans
  • PREHEAT oven to 350?F if using a silver 9-inch springform pan (or to 325?F if using a dark nonstick 9-inch springform pan). Mix chocolate wafer crumbs, 2 Tbsp. of the sugar and 3 Tbsp. butter; press firmly onto bottom of pan. Bake 10 min.

    BEAT cream cheese, 1/2 cup of the sugar and the flour in large bowl with electric mixer on medium speed until well blended. Add chocolate and 2 tsp. of the vanilla; mix well. Add 3 of the eggs, 1 at a time, mixing on low speed after each addition just until blended. Pour over crust. BAKE 45 to 50 min. or until center is almost set. Run knife or metal spatula around rim of pan to loosen cake; cool before removing rim of pan. Refrigerate 4 hours or overnight.

    PLACE milk, remaining sugar, the 1/4 cup butter, remaining egg and remaining 1/2 tsp. vanilla in small saucepan; cook on medium-low heat until thickened, stirring constantly. Stir in coconut and pecans. Cool. Spread over cheesecake just before serving. Store leftover cheesecake in refrigerator.

    KRAFT KITCHENS TIPS Size It Up Since this indulgent special-occasion dessert makes 14 servings, it is a perfect dessert to serve at your next party.

    How To Soften Cream Cheese Place completely unwrapped packages of cream cheese in microwaveable bowl. Microwave on HIGH 1 min. or until slightly softened.