S'mores Cheesecake

S'mores Cheesecake
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John Egan’s Big World Pub & Grill

Graham Cracker Crust Ingredients
1/2 pound butter, melted
8 cups graham cracker crumbs
1/2 cup maple syrup

Crust Preparation
Mix ingredients until mixture is moistened all the way through.

Press the crumb crust into a spring form pan, pressing the crumbs up the sides as well.

Chocolate Ganache Ingredients
8 oz. chocolate
3/4 cup heavy cream

Ganache Preparation
Melt over double boiler. 

Spread evenly on top of the crust.

Filling Ingredients
2 cups cream cheese (14 oz.)
1 cup sugar
4 eggs
2 cups sour cream
3 tablespoons cornstarch
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
1 cup mini marshmallows

Filling Preparation
Cream sugar and cream cheese until mixture is smooth.  Gradually add eggs, sour cream, cornstarch, and vanilla.  Mix until smooth.  Reserve a cup of filling for the chocolate swirl (below).

Mix mini marshmallows into remaining filling, and pour into pan.

Chocolate Swirl Ingredients
3 tablespoons cocoa
1 tablespoon sugar
1 tablespoon water
1 cup reserve filling

Chocolate Swirl Preparation
Whisk in cocoa, sugar, and water with 1 cup of filling.

Pour into rest of cheesecake and swirl with a spoon.

Cook cheesecake at 325 degrees F or minimum 1 1/2 hours, until toothpick comes out clean.

Let cool slowly outside fridge for about an hour.