Chocolate Cranberry Cream Cheese Pie

Chocolate Cranberry Cream Cheese Pie

1 1/4 cups graham-cracker crumbs

1/3 cup butter, melted

1/4 cup sugar

1/2 cup whipping cream

1 cup semisweet chocolate chips

1 cup white chips

8-ounce package cream cheese, softened

2 tablespoons orange juice

2 teaspoons freshly grated lemon peel

Cranberry Topping (see recipe)

Heat oven to 375° F. Mix together graham-cracker crumbs, butter and sugar in medium bowl until combined. Press the mixture firmly onto the bottom and sides of a 9-inch pie plate. Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool on a wire rack.

Heat cream in a small saucepan over medium heat just to a boil. Remove from heat; add the chocolate chips. Whisk until the chocolate is melted and the mixture is smooth. Spread onto bottom of the crust. Cover; refrigerate 1 1/2 hours or until chocolate is slightly firm.

Place white chips in a small microwave-safe bowl. Microwave at high 1 minute; stir. If necessary, microwave at high an additional 15 seconds at a time, stirring after each heating, just until chips are melted and mixture is smooth.

Beat cream cheese in a large bowl until smooth. Add melted white chips, orange juice and lemon peel, beating until smooth. Spread the mixture evenly over the chocolate layer. Refrigerate 2 hours or until firm.

Meanwhile, prepare Cranberry Topping.

To serve, spoon topping over each serving of pie.

Cranberry Topping:

12-ounce bag fresh or frozen cranberries

1 cup sugar

1/2 cup water

Stir together cranberries, sugar and water in a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring occasionally. Continue to cook, uncovered, stirring often, about 3 to 5 minutes or until the berries have popped. Remove from the heat and cool. Cover; refrigerate until ready to use.

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