Mix cookie crumbs and butter in 13x9-inch pan until blended; press onto bottom of pan.
Beat cream cheese, sugar and vanilla in large bowl with mixer until well blended. Add sour cream and cherries; mix well. Add eggs, 1 at a time, mixing on low speed after each just until blended. Pour over crust.
Bake 45 min.; cool. Drizzle cheesecake with melted chocolate.
How to Soften Cream Cheese
Place completely unwrapped package of cream cheese in microwaveable bowl. Microwave on HIGH 10 sec. or just until softened. Add 15 sec. for each additional package of cream cheese.
How to Test Cheesecake Doneness
To avoid overbaking a cheesecake, check for doneness at the minimum baking time by gently shaking the pan. If the cheesecake is done, the edge should be slightly puffed and it will be set except for a small area in the center that will be soft and jiggly. Do not insert a knife into the center as this may cause the cheesecake to crack during cooling.
You'll know it's a special occasion when you get to enjoy a serving of this delicious cheesecake.
Calories From Fat
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 23g
Saturated Fat 13g
Trans Fat 0g
Total Carbohydrates 29g
Dietary Fibers 1g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.