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Almond cheesecake topped with sliced almonds
Submitted by Ice Cream

Almond Cheesecake

This cheesecake is always a hit...responses have been..."Stop talking...I want to concentrate on this....."...to "I think I'm gonna' cry....." A real show stopper if I do say so.... "

Ingredients

Crust:
3 c. graham cracker crumbs
1 stick butter, melted
4 T. sugar
1 T. flour

Filling:
4 8 oz. pkg. cream cheese, room temp.
1 c. sugar
2 eggs, lightly beaten
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1 tsp. almond extract

Topping:
2 c. sour cream
3/4 c. sugar
3/4 tsp. almond extract
1 tsp. fresh lemon juice


Instructions

For crust: Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Combine crumbs, melted butter, sugar and flour in med. bowl and mix thoroughly. Pat mixture onto bottom and sides of 9 in. springform pan. Bake 5 minutes. Let cool.

For filling: beat cream cheese, 1 c. sugar, eggs, and extracts in food processor until smooth. Pour into crust. Place in oven, bake until firm and set, about 30 minutes.

Combine topping ingredients in processor bowl and blend well. Using rubber spatula, spread mixture over cheesecake. Bake 10-15 minutes. Cool completely about 2 hours. Refrigerate overnight. Just before serving remove springform. Set cat on platter to serve....

(I decorate the top w/ almonds...whole or sliced....around the edge and a couple on center)

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Servings

12

Nutritional Information
Per Serving

no nutrition information available