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Ingredients

1/2 cup graham cracker crumbs
5 tablespoons melted butter
2 tablespoons sugar
2 pounds cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
4 eggs
10 ounces white chocolate, melted (not almond bark)
4-1/2 teaspoons vanilla
1 ounce semi-sweet chocolate, melted

Instructions

Mix cracker crumbs, butter and sugar in bowl; press into bottom and sides of spring form pan. Preheat oven 300 degrees. Combine cream cheese and butter in large bowl and beat until smooth. Add eggs. Add white chocolate and vanilla and beat 1-2 minutes at medium speed. Put mixture into prepared pan and bake 1 hour. Drizzle with melted semi-sweet chocolate. Let stand 2 hours at room temperature. Refrigerate for 12 hours.

Robin Diaz
Rock Island



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1914 -- 100 years ago: Wires of the defunct Union Electric Co. are being removed by city electricians.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The Bishop Hill softball team won the championship in WHB"S Mississippi Valley tournament at Douglas Park.
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