Date & Chocolate Chip Cheesecake


  • 1 1/2 cup California Dates, chopped
  • 1 cup Chocolate Wafer cookies, crushed
  • 1/4 cup Butter, melted
  • 24 oz Cream Cheese, softened
  • 1/3 cup Sugar
  • 3 Eggs
  • 3/4 tsp Lemon Peel, grated fresh
  • 1/2 tsp Vanilla
  • 3/4 cup Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips
  • 4 tsp Lemon Juice


  • Mix together crushed cookeis and butter. Press into bottom of 9 inch spring form pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 10 minutes. Remove from oven and reduce temperature to 325 degrees.
  • Meanwhile, beat cream cheese and sugar until creamy. Add eggs, one at a time, beaten just until well combined. Stir in remaining ingredients and pour over crust. Bake at 325 degrees for 35-40 minutes, or until small cracks begin to form and center is set.
  • Place on a rack and cool in pan to room temperature. Gently loosen edges with a knife before removing sides of pan. Chill in refrigerator before serving.
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