Amaretto Cheesecake

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Title: Amaretto Cheesecake
Yield: 10 Servings
Categories: Cheesecakes, Cakes, Desserts, Nuts


1/2 c Whole almonds
1 lb Cream cheese
3/4 c Sugar
3 Eggs
1 ts Vanilla extract
2 tb Amaretto
3/4 c Sour cream

Spread nuts in a baking pan and bake in a preheated 325F oven for 8 minutes
or until lightly toasted. Let cool and finely chop. With an electric
mixer, beat cheese and sugar until smooth. Mix in eggs, vanilla, Amaretto
and sour cream. Reserve 2 tablespoons of nuts, and stir in remaining nuts.
Pour batter into a greased 9-inch springform pan. Sprinkle reserved nuts
over the top. Bake in the middle of a preheated 325F oven for 25 minutes
or until just barely set. Turn off the oven, leave the door ajar, and let
cool in the oven for 1 hour longer. Chill. To serve, remove pan sides and
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