servings : 8

Chocolate Crust ingredients

1 ¼ cup crushed chocolate graham crackers or chocolate wafer cookies (reserve 2 tablespoons for garnish)

5 tablespoons melted butter

Cheesecake ingredients

12 oz. cream cheese, softened

½ cup sugar

1 egg, beaten

1 teaspoon Grand Marnier or vanilla extract

1 11 oz. jar My Brother’s Cranberry Orange Salsa

Chopped pecans

1 orange for zesting

Reserved chocolate crumbs


To make crust:

Combine crushed cookies with melted butter until well mixed.  Press into an 8” pie or tart pan, bringing it up on the sides about an inch.  Bake in 350* for 5 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool while you prepare the filling.


To make cheesecake:

Mix cream cheese with sugar until smooth.  Add beaten egg and Grand Marnier and mix til combined.  Pour into prepared chocolate crust. Bake in 350* oven for 30 min.  Remove and let cool.

To serve:  Top with spoonfuls of My Brother’s Cranberry Orange Salsa, orange zest, chopped pecans, and chocolate crumbs.