Amaretto Cheesecake
Recipe from Taste of the South
YIELD
One (10-inch) cheesecake, approximately 16
PREP TIME
25 mins
TOTAL TIME
14 hrs 55 mins

Amaretto Cheesecake

Recipe from Taste of the South
Recipe from Taste of the South
Amaretto Cheesecake
YIELD
One (10-inch) cheesecake, approximately 16
PREP TIME
25 mins
TOTAL TIME
14 hrs 55 mins
Ingredients
    Crust:
    • 1 3/4  cups vanilla-wafer crumbs
    • 1   cup sliced almonds, finely chopped
    • 5   tablespoons butter or margarine, melted
    • 1/3  cup sugar
    Filling:
    • 4  8  ounce package cream cheese, softened
    • 1 1/2  cups sugar
    • 6   large eggs
    • 3  8  ounce container sour cream
    • 1/3  cup Amaretto
    Topping:
    • 1/4  cup butter
    • 1   cup sliced almonds
    • 3   tablespoons sugar
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    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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