This cheesecake is kosher for Passover with a chocolate macaroon crust. Great for a Seder dessert. Very rich.

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Ingredients

16
Original recipe yields 16 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). In a small bowl, stir together the crushed macaroons and butter. Press into the bottom of a 9 inch springform pan. Bake for 15 minutes in the preheated oven; remove and cool.

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  • In a medium bowl, stir cream cheese and sugar together until well blended. Stir in matzo meal, milk and vanilla until smooth. Mix in the eggs one at a time.

  • Combine the chocolate chips and butter in a small microwave-safe dish. Heat at 30 second intervals until melted, stirring at each interval. Stir into the cream cheese batter. Pour the batter over the cooled crust and smooth the top.

  • Bake in the preheated oven for 40 minutes, or until the center appears solid when jiggled slightly.

Nutrition Facts

370.2 calories; 5.7 g protein; 33.7 g carbohydrates; 92.2 mg cholesterol; 212.5 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (8)

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Rating: 5 stars
04/10/2007
this is a delicious cheesecake recipe. I substituted the macaroons for ground walnuts...mmmm.... Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
04/07/2013
This is awesome better try it. Read More
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9 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 5
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
04/10/2007
this is a delicious cheesecake recipe. I substituted the macaroons for ground walnuts...mmmm.... Read More
(11)
Rating: 5 stars
04/10/2007
this is a delicious cheesecake recipe. I substituted the macaroons for ground walnuts...mmmm.... Read More
(11)
Rating: 4 stars
04/13/2009
This is a very good cheesecake however it was not done after 40 min. at a 375 degree oven. I cooked it for another 15 min. (55 min in total) and the cheesecake was done but the crust was a little dark. The next time (and there will be a next time) I will either lower the temp to 350 and cook for 55 min or cook it in a water bath at 375 and check at 40 min and see if it needs more cooking. Another option might be to cook for 40 minutes and then turn the oven off and leave it in there for an hour. It really is too good to not try again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/20/2006
This recipe is great especially if you use the ingredients that you are being told to use!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/14/2009
My daughter and I made this and it came out great! It was so good that the neighbors made the same cake 2 days later! It also works in a 10 1/4" springform pan but only cook it for about an hour. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/29/2013
Very good recipe. I did leave it in five minutes longer than the recipe called for. Better alternative to Passover boxed dessert mixes and easy enough for anyone to make. I would definitely make it again. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
04/07/2013
This is awesome better try it. Read More
(1)
Rating: 5 stars
04/09/2018
Made this for two different Seders & both groups loved it. Did make it day before & thought this really helped in both the setting of the cheesecake & the ease In taking it out of pan next day. Also when I baked crust put it on cookie sheet as 1st time it seemed butter leaked onto floor of stove. Found it very creamy & rich...this can be made anytime of the year when looking to make a chocolate cheesecake. Just know that the macaroon bottom does give it a coconut flavor. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
04/10/2017
Great cheesecake. I needed 5 extra mins in oven. Also it is best to not over mix after the eggs and I always opt to put the cheesecake in a water bath while cooking to avoid cracks (also avoid opening the oven door too much). Finally best to turn oven off and leave door ajar and let cheesecake cool slowly for an hour before refrigeration. Read More