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SuperDave
03-18-2009, 05:26 AM
This one takes a little more finesse than some of my other cheesecakes but this one really impresses at dinner parties.

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Drizzle:
cup melted semi sweet chocolate
1 tsp oil

Topping:
cup sugar
cup water
1 cup sliced almonds
1 tsp Amaretto

Crust:
2 cups chocolate cookie crumbs
cup chopped almonds
1/3 cup melted butter

Filling:
2 8 oz. cream cheese, softened
1 cup sugar
1 cup sour cream
cup whipping cream
cup Amaretto
tsp almond extract

In a small sauce pan, combine sugar and water and bring to boil for 2 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in almonds and 1 tsp Amaretto. With slotted spoon, remove almonds to wax paper, separate with fork and allow to cool to a glaze.

Heat oven to 350 F. In medium bowl, combine crust ingredients; press in bottom of 9 springform pan and 1 up the sides. Set crust aside.

In large bowl, combine cream cheese and sugar; beat until light and fluffy. Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each egg. Add sour cream, whipping cream, cup Amaretto and almond extract; blend well. Pour into crust and bake at 350 F. for 65 to 75 minutes or until center is set. Arrange prepared almonds over the top of the cheesecake for the last 15 minutes of baking. After the cheesecake has been allowed to cool for several hours, prepare drizzle and decorate with small corner cut out of a sandwich baggie. Refrigerate and serve.

Rusty_Hooks
03-18-2009, 02:39 PM
Dave,

Do you still fit in that truck? ;) ;D ;D

Prowler
03-18-2009, 02:54 PM
That Amaretto looks like your best one yet. If you want to keep experimenting, you should consider trying a Chocolate Decadence :D

SuperDave
03-18-2009, 03:03 PM
Dave,

Do you still fit in that truck? ;) ;D ;D

Ross, I've lost 13 lbs. and starting to get weak so I'm living vicariously watching others eat cheesecake. ;D And I don't have to dial any 1 - 900 numbers. ;D