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Amaretto Cheesecake

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Ingredients

  • Crust:
  • 2 cups graham crackers
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 T ground almonds
  • Filling:
  • 4 packages (8 oz each) cream cheese, softened
  • 1-1/2 cups sugar
  • 2 T Amaretto
  • 1 t vanilla extract
  • 1 t almond extract
  • 1/8 t salt
  • 4 eggs, lightly beaten
  • Topping:
  • 2 cups sour cream
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 t almond extract
  • 1/2 cup slivered almonds

Details

Preparation time 30mins
Cooking time 60mins
Adapted from turnips2tangerines.com

Preparation

Step 1

In a large bowl, combine the cracker crumbs, butter, sugar and ground almonds. Press into the bottom and 1 inch up the sides of a greased 9 inch springform pan.
In a large bowl, beat cream cheese and sugar until smooth. Beat in the Amaretto, extracts and salt. Add eggs; beat on low speed just until combined. Pour into crust. Place on baking sheet.
Bake at 325º for 55-60 minutes or until center is almost set. Remove from oven. Let stand for 5 minutes.
Combine the sour cream, sugar and almond extract; spread over top of cheesecake. Bake 5 minutes longer. Remove from oven and sprinkle with silvered almonds.
Cool on a wire rack for 10 minutes. Carefully run a knife around edge of pan to loosen; Cool 1 hour longer. Refrigerate overnight. Remove sides of pan. Serve with whipped cream if desired.

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