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Chocolate Amaretto Cheesecake

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Category: Cakes

 Ingredients List

  • ---Crust---
  • 1 1/2 c Chocolate cookie crumbs
  • 1 c Chopped almonds
  • 1/3 c Sugar
  • 6 tb Butter; softened
  • ---Filling---
  • 1 1/2 lb Cream cheese; softened
  • 1 c Sugar
  • 4 Eggs
  • 1/3 c Heavy cream
  • 1/4 c Amaretto de Saronno┬« liqueur
  • 1 ts Vanilla extract
  • ---Topping---
  • 2 c Sour cream
  • 1 tb Sugar
  • 1 ts Vanilla extract
  • Lightly toasted blanched
  • -sliced almonds, for garnish


In a bowl, combine chocolate crumbs, 1 cup chopped almonds, 1/3 cup sugar
and the softened butter. Pat the mixture onto the bottom and sides of a
buttered 9 1/2-inch springform pan.

Cream together the softened cream cheese and 1 cup sugar. Beat in eggs one
at a time, beating well after each addition. Add heavy cream, Amaretto and
1 teaspoon vanilla. Beat until light. Pour batter into chocolate shell and
bake at 375┬░ F for 35 to 40 minutes. Transfer to a rack and let stand for 5

Meanwhile, combine sour cream, 1 tablespoon sugar and 1 teaspoon vanilla
extract. Spread on cheesecake and return to oven to bake for another 5
minutes. Cool on rack completely and chill overnight. Remove the sides of
the pan and transfer the cake to a stand or platter. Press toasted almond
slices around the top edge.

>From a recipe folder provided by Sandalwood's Restaurant.

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