Chocolate Chunk Skillet Cheesecake
by Sharon Zellen
Food Network Award Winning Recipe, March 2019
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A recipe that combines two favorites:

Cheesecake and chocolate chip cookie dough!


This recipe was created by Sharon Zelen, Executive Director with the Pampered Chef. It celebrates her father's love for cheesecake and chocolate chip cookies. To read her story and see the occasion on which she earned first place at Food Network, click here.


Chocolate Chunk Skillet Cheesecake

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When choosing your ingredients, use home-grown, grass-fed and organic ingredients whenever possible.


The original recipe is made in a 12" nonstick skillet.

Adjustments shown for a 10" nonstick skillet or Rockcrok Everyday Pan




12” Pan     10" Pan            Ingredient                                                         

½ cup         1/3 cup             Pecan or walnuts halves, coarsely chopped
2 lb             21 oz                Your favorite chocolate chip cookie dough

16 oz           10 oz               Cream cheese, softened
2                 1 X-Large         Egg
1/2 cup       1/3 cup             Sugar
¼ cup         2 1/2 TBSP       Flour



  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Coarsely chop pecans using Food Chopper.

  2. Divide chocolate chip cookie dough into three equal portions. Press two portions of the dough into the bottom of 12” Executive Family Skillet (or Rockcrok Everyday Pan). Crumble remaining dough into Small Batter Bowl. Add pecans, mix lightly and set aside.

  3. In Classic Batter Bowl, whisk cream cheese until smooth. Add egg(s), sugar and flour, whisk until smooth. Spread cream cheese mixture over dough in pan. Sprinkle pecan mixture evenly over filling.

  4. Bake 30-32 minutes or until topping is golden brown and center is slightly puffed.

  5. Meanwhile, place chocolate morsels in micro-cooker. Microwave, uncovered, on high 30-60 seconds or until chocolate is melted and smooth, stirring after 20-second interval. Drizzle melted chocolate over tart.

  6. Serve slightly warm or at room temperature with ice cream, if desired.


½ cup semi-sweet chocolate morsels
Fresh Strawberries for garnish (optional)
Vanilla ice cream or whipped cream


Simple to make, simply delish!