PUBLISHED: 1:47 PM on Wednesday, March 23, 2005
Luscious Baked Chocolate Cheesecake

Prep Time: 20 minutes • Baking Time: 1 hour and 5 minutes

1/3 cup butter or margarine, melted

1-1/4 cups graham cracker crumbs

1/4 cup sugar

3 (8-oz.) packages cream cheese, softened

1 (14-oz.) can Eagle Brand Sweetened Condensed Milk

1 (12-oz.) package semi-sweet chocolate chips or 8 (1-oz.) squares semi-sweet chocolate, melted

4 eggs

2 teaspoons vanilla extract

1. Preheat oven to 300?F. Combine butter, graham cracker crumbs and sugar;press firmly on bottom of 9-inch springform pan.

2. In large bowl, beat cream cheese until fluffy. Gradually beat in sweetened condensed milk until smooth.

3. Add remaining ingredients; mix well. Pour into prepared pan. Bake 1 hour and 5 minutes or until cake springs back when lightly touched. Cool. Chill. Garnish as desired. Store leftovers covered in refrigerator.

Makes one (9-inch) cheesecake.