We went to Chicago for the weekend a
few years ago and were lucky that it was the weekend of Chicago Food Fair. It is
held downtown in the plaza and every restaurant in Chicago must have a booth
It wasn't until we got to Eli's booth that I thought I'd died and gone to
heaven. They served the best cheesecake I have eaten in my life!
So, if you are in Chicago, don't miss a trip to Eli's. They also sell
cheesecakes on their website which is where I got this recipe.
Eli's Chocolate Chip Cheesecake
1 package (8.5 oz.) of chocolate wafer cookies crushed very fine
1/4 C. sugar
1/3 C. melted butter
Mix crust ingredients together in a bowl. Press into a 9 inch springform pan.
Refrigerate while making filling.
1 C. sugar
24 oz. cream cheese
1 C. sour cream
1/4 t. salt
1 t. vanilla
12 oz. chocolate mini chips
Beat cream cheese and sugar together at medium speed. Add eggs and beat until
smooth. Mix in sour cream, vanilla and salt. Stir in chocolate chips.
Pour filling into crust. Bake at 350°F. for 45 minutes, or until set in center.
Allow to rest in the oven for 1 hour with the door cracked. Chill.