Ingredients Jump to Instructions ↓

  1. Crust:

  2. 2 cups crushed vanilla wafers

  3. 3 Tablespoon chopped toasted almonds

  4. 4 Tablespoon melted margarine or butter

Instructions Jump to Ingredients ↑

  1. For the crust:

  2. In a small bowl stir together crushed cookies and chopped almonds. Add butter and stir to combine. Press mixture into the bottom of a greased 9" springform pan.

  3. For the filling:

  4. In a large bowl combine cream cheese, sugar and cornstarch. Beat until smooth with an electric mixer. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well each time. Add yolk and beat again. Stir in the whipping cream, amaretto and almond extract. Mix well. Pour mixture into the crust. Bake at 400 degrees F. for 10 minutes; lower temperature to 200 degrees F. and bake for 1 hour and 15 minutes or until the center no longer looks shiny. Remove the cheesecake from the oven and run a knife around the inside edge of the pan. Turn the oven off; return the cake to the oven for an additional 30 minutes. Remove from oven and chill for 3 hours or more.

  5. For the sauce:

  6. Puree berries in blender, food mill or food processor and strain through a fine sieve over a wide bowl to remove all seeds.

  7. Heat puree with sugar till mixed. Remove from heat and add liqueur. To serve cheese cake pour 1/4 cup of sauce on each plate. Place serving of cheesecake on sauce. Garnish ideas: toasted almonds slivers.

  8. Serves: 10-12 *


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