Sunday, October 07, 2007

Amaretto Cheesecake

I got this recipe from Maribeth Ergen. If you like Amaretto, you'll love this cheesecake.
Make this the day ahead.

Put a roasting pan half full of water into oven. Preheat oven to 350

40 vanilla wafers
3/4 C finely slivered almonds, toasted
1/3 C sugar
1/4 C, plus 2 tbl melted butter

3 8oz packages cream cheese, softened
1 C sugar
4 eggs
1/3 C whipping cream
1/3 C amaretto
1 tsp vanilla

1 C sour cream
1 Tbl amaretto
1 Tbl sugar
1 tsp vanilla

Crust: Spray a 9" springform pan with Pam. In a food processor-process ingredients & press evenly over bottom and sides of pan.

Filling: Process cheese and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs 1 at a time, processing in between. Add cream, process. Add amaretto and vanilla and process well. Pour into crust. Place foil wrapped pan into the roasting pan of water. Bake for 15 minutes. Reduce heat to 225 and bake 1 hour and 45 minutes. Cook on rack 5 minutes. (Can be frozen at the point. Defrost to room temperature before proceeding.)

Topping: Combine all ingredients and spread over cake. Bake 5 more minutes. Cook, cover and refrigerate overnight. Unmold and serve.

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