Chocolate Amaretto Cheesecake

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1 1/2 c Chocolate cookie crumbs
1 c almonds; Chopped
1/3 c Sugar
6 tb Butter; softened
1 1/2 lb Cream cheese; softened
1 c Sugar
4 Eggs
1/3 c Heavy cream
1/4 c Amaretto de Saronno liqueur
1 ts Vanilla extract
2 c Sour cream
1 tb Sugar
1 ts Vanilla extract
almonds; Lightly toasted blanched

Original recipe makes 10 Servings



In a bowl, combine chocolate crumbs, 1 cup chopped almonds, 1/3 cup sugar and the softened butter. Pat the mixture onto the bottom and sides of a buttered 9 1/2-inch springform pan. Cream together the softened cream cheese and 1 cup sugar. Beat in eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Add heavy cream, Amaretto and 1 teaspoon vanilla. Beat until light. Pour batter into chocolate shell and bake at 375? F for 35 to 40 minutes. Transfer to a rack and let stand for 5 minutes. Meanwhile, combine sour cream, 1 tablespoon sugar and 1 teaspoon vanilla extract. Spread on cheesecake and return to oven to bake for another 5 minutes. Cool on rack completely and chill overnight. Remove the sides of the pan and transfer the cake to a stand or platter. Press toasted almond slices around the top edge. >From a recipe folder provided by Sandalwoods Restaurant. Recipe by: Sandalwoods Restaurants Secret Recipes Posted to MC-Recipe Digest V1 #869 by "Crane Walden " on Oct 26, 1997

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