No bake cheesecake that is light, but VERY rich! Serves 12. Given to me by a college professor to share.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
5 mins
cook:
10 mins
additional:
12 hrs
total:
12 hrs 15 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
1 - 9 inch springform pan
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a small bowl, stir together the graham cracker crumbs and melted butter. Press into the bottom and sides of a 9 inch springform pan, refrigerate.

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  • Put the water into a small saucepan, water should be cold. Sprinkle the gelatin over the water, and let stand for 1 minute. Then, stir over low heat until gelatin is dissolved, set aside. In a large bowl, beat cream cheese and sugar until fluffy. Gradually add the evaporated milk and lemon juice, container to beat until fluffy. Scrape the bottom of the bowl occasionally to make sure there are no lumps. Gradually beat in the amaretto, vanilla and the gelatin mixture until everything is well blended.

  • In a medium bowl, whip the heavy cream until stiff but not grainy, then fold it into the cream cheese mixture. Pour the filling into the chilled crust and refrigerate for at least 12 hours before serving. Do not remove the springform ring until serving time.

Nutrition Facts

500 calories; protein 6.9g 14% DV; carbohydrates 38g 12% DV; fat 35g 54% DV; cholesterol 105.7mg 35% DV; sodium 324.6mg 13% DV. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
11/18/2009
This is outstanding! I made it with an oreo crust otherwise made it as directed except - I didn't have heavy whipping cream - I just used cool whip - and it turned out perfectly....I added slivered almonds to the top - My dad loved it (birthday "cake") and I did not think the amaretto was overwhelming at all. I do want to note tho - it says 1 (5oz) can evaporated milk - I ALMOST didn't catch that - the cans I buy are 12 oz - I was pouring a little in at a time and then noticed - so I think I got about 6 oz in - so that may be why some people's didn't set up correctly.... I'm going to try this recipe later this week using pumpkin for thanksgiving.... Read More
(17)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
12/09/2003
I must have done something wrong because this cheesecake wouldn't set up for me. Read More
(12)
16 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 10
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
11/18/2009
This is outstanding! I made it with an oreo crust otherwise made it as directed except - I didn't have heavy whipping cream - I just used cool whip - and it turned out perfectly....I added slivered almonds to the top - My dad loved it (birthday "cake") and I did not think the amaretto was overwhelming at all. I do want to note tho - it says 1 (5oz) can evaporated milk - I ALMOST didn't catch that - the cans I buy are 12 oz - I was pouring a little in at a time and then noticed - so I think I got about 6 oz in - so that may be why some people's didn't set up correctly.... I'm going to try this recipe later this week using pumpkin for thanksgiving.... Read More
(17)
Rating: 5 stars
08/12/2003
I've had this same recipe for years! People ask me to make it for their special occasions. You can substitute any liqueur that you prefer such as creme de cacao (with this I've added shaved chocolate to the top). Or use a fruit liqueur and top with fresh berries. Read More
(16)
Rating: 3 stars
12/09/2003
I must have done something wrong because this cheesecake wouldn't set up for me. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/04/2003
I tried this cheesecake out on friends and they all loved it. Don't worry if it seems thin when pouring it into the crust. It sets up very nicely. I would definitely make this again! Read More
(11)
Rating: 5 stars
08/12/2003
I made this recipe for my employees and they couldn't get enough of it ( I made three)! Now all the ladies in my office make Friday's cheescake day! It also goes great with coffee!!!! Read More
(9)
Rating: 5 stars
06/16/2004
soooooooooooo divine Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
06/17/2003
The amaretto was too strong. Since no one else in the house would eat it I had too much and this further reduced my opinion of it. Read More
(7)
Rating: 4 stars
11/01/2003
I don't like cheesecake so I didn't have a piece but everyone seemed to like it. I used a simpler crust recipe that had less butter in it: 1 cup graham cracker crumbs 3 Tbl sugar 3 Tbl butter. Thanks for the recipe! Read More
(7)
Rating: 5 stars
08/29/2002
I didn't serve it to my daughter because it contains uncooked alcohol but it was a smashing success with the friends who tried it and my husband and I loved it! Read More
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