- Exported from MasterCook
Almond Truffle Cheesecake
Recipe By : Simply Southern/Southern Living Cooking School, '94
10 Preparation Time :
Categories : Cheesecakes Chocolate
Cream Cheese Desserts
Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method -- -- --
1 1/4 cups vanilla wafers -- crushed
3/4 cup almonds, toasted -- coarsely ground
1 1/2 cups sugar -- divided
1/4 cup butter or margarine -- melted
24 ounces cream cheese -- softened
2 tablespoons cocoa -- unsweetened
12 ounces bittersweet chocolate -- melted
3/4 cup amaretto di Amore
1/4 cup whipping cream
20 almonds, blanched -- toated
4 ounces bittersweet chocolate -- melted/divided
Combine vanilla wafers, ground almonds, 1/4 cup sugar and butter. Stir well.
Press firmly on bottom of 9 springform pan. Set aside. Beat cream cheese until fluffy in a large mixing bowl. Gradually beat in
1 1/4 cups sugar and cocoa until smooth. Add
12 oz. melted
chocolate, beating well. Add eggs, amaretto, and whipping cream, mixing well.
350 for 60-65 minutes or until
center is just set.
Cool completely. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
To serve: remove sides of pan and place on serving plate. Drizzle 3 oz.
melted chocolate over cheesecake. Dip half of each whole almond in remaining
1 oz. melted chocolate and arrange on cheesecake. Formatted by Bob b