A very yummy cheesecake made with amaretto. Serve topped with fresh berries.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
40 mins
total:
1 hr
Servings:
16
Yield:
1 - 9 inch springform pan
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Ingredients

16
Original recipe yields 16 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). In a medium bowl, combine graham cracker crumbs, butter and 3 tablespoons sugar. Mix well and press into the bottom of a 9 inch springform pan.

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  • In a large bowl, beat cream cheese and 1/2 cup sugar until smooth. Beat in almond extract and salt. Blend in the eggs, one at a time, on low speed. Stir in 3 tablespoons amaretto liqueur. Pour batter into crust.

  • Bake in the preheated oven for 40 to 45 minutes, or until golden brown and filling is set. Allow to cool completely.

  • Make the topping: In a small bowl, combine sour cream, 1 tablespoon sugar, 1 teaspoon almond extract and 1 tablespoon amaretto liqueur. Mix well and spread over top of cooled cake. Refrigerate 4 to 6 hours before removing from pan.

Nutrition Facts

236 calories; protein 3.6g; carbohydrates 15.3g; fat 17.3g; cholesterol 69.8mg; sodium 182.5mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (6)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
12/09/2003
A classic (and delicious!) amaretto cheesecake. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
07/06/2003
I followed the hints on this site to make a good cheesecake and this recipie still turned out very shallow. Looked more like a tart than a cheesecake although the texture and taste were very good. Read More
(14)
7 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 4
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 3 stars
07/05/2003
I followed the hints on this site to make a good cheesecake and this recipie still turned out very shallow. Looked more like a tart than a cheesecake although the texture and taste were very good. Read More
(14)
Rating: 5 stars
12/09/2003
A classic (and delicious!) amaretto cheesecake. Read More
(11)
Rating: 3 stars
01/19/2008
Sorry!!! This was not good to us. I think it was the sour cream topping. We love sour cream but not on cheesecake. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/02/2006
I do admit it was a little thin however it was so very good. I would make it again. Everyone loved it! Read More
(7)
Rating: 5 stars
01/11/2012
The flavor of this cheesecake is great but after reading reviews, and knowing I like a thicker cheesecake, I decided to double the filling ingredients. I topped it with a bag of frozen bing cherries and it was heaven on a plate. Yummm Read More
(3)
Rating: 5 stars
07/06/2020
Turned out great. I used vanilla extract instead of almond because that’s what I had on hand, and you could still definitely taste the amaretto. The topping was a bit too heavy on the sour cream flavor, so I added more sugar, a little more vanilla extract, and a tablespoon or so more amaretto, and it turned out delicious. Be judicious adding the additional amaretto so it’s not too liquidy. Read More
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