Amaretto Cheesecake

Author: Canadian Living

This is a favourite of Canadian Living web food editor Christine Picheca's mom, Angie. Use a rolling pin to crush the amaretti cookies for the crust; a food processor makes the crumbs too fine.

  • Portion size 16 servings
  • Credits : Canadian Living Magazine: December 2008

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cup crushed amaretti cookie
  • 2 tablespoons butter melted
Filling:
  • 3 pkgs each (8 oz/250 g) cream cheese softened
  • 3/4 cups granulated sugar
  • 3 tablespoons almond liqueur (such as Amaretto)
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 4 eggs lightly beaten
Garnish:
  • 16 amaretti cookies
Topping:
  • 1 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar

Method

Line side of 9-inch (2.5 L) springform pan with parchment paper; set aside.

In bowl, stir cookie crumbs with butter until moistened; press into prepared pan. Bake in 350°F (180°C) oven until firm, about 12 minutes. Let cool on rack.

Filling: In large bowl, beat cheese until fluffy; beat in sugar until smooth. Beat in almond liqueur and vanilla. Beat in eggs on low speed just until combined. Pour over crust. Bake in 350°F (180°C) oven for 25 minutes. Let cool on rack for 20 minutes.

Topping: In bowl, stir sour cream with sugar; gently spread over cheesecake. Bake for 10 minutes or until topping is set and cheesecake jiggles slightly in centre; let cool. Cover and refrigerate until set, about 2 hours. (Make-ahead: Refrigerate for up to 2 days.)

Garnish: Arrange cookies around edge of cheesecake.

Nutritional facts Per each of 16 servings: about

  • Sodium 203 mg
  • Protein 6 g
  • Calories 322.0
  • Total fat 23 g
  • Cholesterol 109 mg
  • Saturated fat 15 g
  • Total carbohydrate 24 g

%RDI

  • Iron 6.0
  • Fibre 0.0
  • Folate 6.0
  • Sodium 0.0
  • Sugars 0.0
  • Calcium 6.0
  • Protein 0.0
  • Calories 0.0
  • Total fat 0.0
  • Vitamin A 23.0
  • Vitamin C 0.0
  • Potassium 0.0
  • Cholesterol 0.0
  • Saturated fat 0.0
  • Total carbohydrate 0.0
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