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 ounces cream cheese, softened

½ cup sugar

1 egg, beaten

1 teaspoon Grand Marnier or vanilla extract

1 (11) ounce 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 degree oven 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 degree oven for 30 minutes.  Remove and let cool.

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