Amaretto Cheesecake
Recipe from Taste of the South



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Yield: One (10-inch) cheesecake, approximately 16
Prep Time: 25 mins
Total Time: 14 hrs 55 mins
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Ingredients
    Crust:
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      1 3/4  cups 
      vanilla-wafer crumbs
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      1   cup 
      sliced almonds, finely chopped
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      5   tablespoons 
      butter or margarine, melted
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      1/3  cup 
      sugar
    Filling:
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      4  8  ounce package 
      cream cheese, softened
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      1 1/2  cups 
      sugar
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      6   
      large eggs
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      3  8  ounce container 
      sour cream
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      1/3  cup 
      Amaretto
    Topping:
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      butter
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      sliced almonds
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      3   tablespoons 
      sugar

    Directions
    1.
    Combine first four ingredients in a mixing bowl; stir. Press firmly in bottom and 1 inch up sides of a 10-inch springform pan. Chill.
    2.
    Preheat oven to 300 degrees.
    3.
    Beat cream cheese in a mixing bowl with an electric mixer at medium speed until creamy. Gradually add sugar, beating well.
    4.
    Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
    5.
    Add sour cream and Amaretto, beating at low speed until smooth. Pour into prepared pan.
    6.
    Bake for 1 hour and 30 minutes; turn oven off. Leave in oven with door closed for 4 hours.
    7.
    Melt remaining butter in a small saucepan over medium heat on stovetop. Add remaining almonds and sugar. Cook until almonds are golden, stirring often. Cool.
    8.
    Remove cheesecake from oven. Gently run a knife around edge of pan to release sides. Cool completely in pan on a wire rack. Sprinkle topping over cheesecake. Cover and chill for 8 hours.
    9.
    Remove sides of pan before serving.
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