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Amaretto Peach Cheesecake

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Twist on a traditional cheesecake with the addition of pureed peaches and a touch of Amaretto. Serve with fresh sliced peaches on top.

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Ingredients

  • CRUST
  • 1 1/2 cups finely ground graham cracker crumbs
  • 1/3 cup white sugar
  • 6 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon (optional)
  • FILLING
  • 24 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 3 tablespoons flour
  • 3 large eggs
  • 16 ounces canned peach halves, pureed
  • 1/4 cup almond flavored liqueur (amaretto)

Details

Preparation

Step 1

Preheat oven to 450 degrees F

Mix graham cracker crumbs, sugar, melted butter or margarine, and cinnamon until well blended. Press mixture into an 8 or 9 inch springform pan.

Drain and puree peaches.

For filling, combine cream cheese, sugar and flour; mixing at medium speed on electric mixer until well blended. Add eggs, one at a time, mixing well after each addition. Add peaches and liqueur; mix well. Pour over crust.

Bake for 10 minutes. Reduce oven temperature to 250 degrees F, then continue baking for 55 minutes.

Loosen cake from rim of pan; cool before removing rim of pan. Chill. Garnish with additional peach slices and sliced if desired.

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