July 3, 2010

Amaretto Cheesecake

This is an easy to make amaretto cheesecake recipe. Full of flavor, rich and creamy, it is sure to be a dessert you'll serve often!

Amaretto Cheesecake


1 1/2 c Graham cracker crumbs
1 ts Cinnamon
2 tb Sugar
1 Stick margarine; melted

24 oz Cream cheese (3 packages, 8 oz. each)
4 Eggs
1 cup Sugar
1/4 cup Heavy Whipping Cream
1/3 cup Amaretto (up to 1/2 cup)

8 oz Sour cream
1 tb Amaretto
1 tb Plus 1 tsp. sugar


1. Mix cinnamon, 1/4 cup sugar, graham cracker crumbs, and butter. Press mixture in bottom of a 9 inch springform pan.

2. Beat cream cheese and 1/3 cup amaretto until light and fluffy. Gradually beat in 1 cup sugar and the whipping cream, then add the eggs one at a time (beating well after each addition).
3. Pour mixture into crust and and bake in a preheated 375F oven for 45-50 minutes.
4. Mix the 1 tbsp. sugar, the sour cream, and 1 tbsp. amaretto. Spoon the mixture over the cheesecake when done and return to oven for 5 minutes at 500'.
5. Let set for 48 hours in the refrigerator.

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