Chocolate-Almond Cheesecake

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Delicious cookie base, creamy chocolate cheesecake, crunchy chocolate-covered almonds - what a combo! This recipe is a perfect blend of sweet and creamy - a great cheesecake to try!

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Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
45 mins
Additional Time:
5 hrs
Total Time:
6 hrs
Servings:
16
Yield:
16 servings, 1 piece (80 g) each

Ingredients

  • 1 (200 g) package almond-flavoured cookies (Amaretti), finely crushed

  • ¼ cup butter, melted

  • 1 cup chocolate-covered almonds, chopped, divided

  • 3 (250 g) packages PHILADELPHIA Chocolate Brick Cream Cheese, softened

  • ¾ cup sugar

  • 3 eggs

Directions

  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  2. Mix cookie crumbs and butter; press onto bottom of 9-inch springform pan. Sprinkle with 1/2 cup nuts.

  3. Beat cream cheese and sugar in large bowl with mixer until blended. Add eggs, 1 at a time, mixing on low speed after each just until blended; pour over crust.

  4. Bake 40 to 45 minutes or until centre is almost set. Run knife around rim of pan to loosen cake; cool before removing rim. Refrigerate cheesecake 4 hours. Top with remaining nuts before serving.

Variation:

Prepare using plain PHILADELPHIA Brick Cream Cheese, and blending 4 oz. melted BAKER'S Semi-Sweet Chocolate into cheesecake batter before pouring over crust and baking as directed.

Special Extra:

For more almond flavour, add 1/4 tsp. almond extract to cheesecake batter before pouring over crust and baking as directed.

Size Wise:

Since this indulgent cheesecake makes 16 servings, it's the perfect dessert to serve at your next party.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

366 Calories
23g Fat
35g Carbs
6g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 16
Calories 366
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 23g 29%
Saturated Fat 10g 51%
Cholesterol 87mg 29%
Sodium 192mg 8%
Total Carbohydrate 35g 13%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Total Sugars 30g
Protein 6g
Calcium 27mg 2%
Iron 1mg 3%
Potassium 70mg 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.