Chocolate Amaretto Cheesecake

Course : Cheesecakes
Serves: 12
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Ingredients:

1 1/2 cups chocolate wafer crumbs
1/3 cup heavy cream
1 cup blanched almonds -- lightly toasted and chopped
1/2 cup amaretto
2 teaspoons vanilla
1/3 cup sugar
4 large eggs
6 tablespoons butter -- softened
2 cups sour cream
24 ounces cream cheese -- softened
1 tablespoon sugar
1 cup sugar
1 cup blanched almonds -- lightly toasted and chopped
 

Preparation / Directions:

Garnish: Preheat oven to 375. Combine crumbs, almonds, sugar and butter. Pat mixtur on bottom and sides of a 10 inch springform pan. cream together the cream cheese, sugar, heavy cream, liqueur, and 1 t vanilla. Beat in eggs, 1 at a beating well after each addition. Beat mixture until light. Pour into cru lined pan. Bake in middle of oven for 1 1/2 hours or until top of cake cra and knife inserted in middle comes out clean. Let stand on rack 5 minutes. Combine sour cream, 1 t vanilla, and sugar. Mix well and spread evenly ove cake. Bake for 5 more minutes. Place on rack and let cool completely. cove lightly with wax paper and let chill overnight. When ready to serve, remov sides from pan and garnish with toasted almonds around outer edge and on to of cake.


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