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Amaretto and Chocolate Chip Cheesecake with Amaretto Sour Cream Topping

 

Amaretto and Chocolate Chip Cheesecake recipe
66

Yield

16

servings

Prep

20

min

Cook

70

min

Ready

90

min

Trans-fat Free
 

Ingredients

Crust
1 cup chocolate chips (semi-sweet)
*
1 tablespoon butter, unsalted
1 ¼ cups vanilla wafer crumbs
*
¼ cup nuts
finely chopped
3 tablespoons powdered sugar
Filling
24 ounces cream cheese
softened
1 cup sugar
4 large eggs
at room temperature
¼ cup amaretto liqueur
*
2 tablespoons cornstarch
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup chocolate chips (semi-sweet)
*
Topping
2 cups sour cream
at room temperature
¼ cup sugar
1 teaspoon amaretto liqueur
*
½ cup almonds
toasted and sliced

Directions

Make the crust:

Position a rack in the center of the oven and preheat to 375 degree F.

Lightly butter the bottom and side of a 9 x 3" round springform pan. Trim a 9" cardboard cake circle so that it fits snugly within the curved lip of the bottom of the springform pan. Cover the top of the cardboard lined springform bottom with a piece of aluminum foil, leaving a 2" overhang all the way around the edge. Carefully attach the side of the springform so as not to tear the foil. Wrap the foil overhang halfway up the side of the springform pan.

Lightly butter the foil covered bottom and side of the springform pan.

In the top of a double boiler over hot, not simmering, water, melt the chocolate chips with the butter, stirring frequently, until smooth. Remove the top part of the double boiler from the bottom and cool the chocolate mixture until tepid.

In a large bowl, stir together the crumbs, nuts and sugar until combined. Add the chocolate mixture and using a fork, stir together the chocolate and crumbs, until combined. Press the mixture evenly into the bottom of the prepared pan, making sure that the crust extends 1 inch up the side of the pan. Set aside.

Make the filling: In a large bowl, using a hand held electric mixer set at medium high speed, beat the cream cheese with the sugar for 2 to 3 minutes, or until smooth.

One at a time, beat in the eggs, beating well after each addition. Beat in the liqueur, cornstarch and vanilla until smooth. Stir in the chocolate chips.

Pour the cheesecake filling into the prepared pan and smooth the surface with a rubber spatula. Bake the cheesecake for 50 to 60 minutes, or until a knife comes out clean when inserted near the center. Cool for 5 minutes. Do not turn off the oven.

Make the topping: In a large bowl, stir together the sour cream, sugar and liqueur until combined and spread it evenly over the surface of the cake. Bake for 5 minutes longer. Cool the cheesecake completely on a wire rack. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight. Remove the side of the pan and sprinkle the top with the almonds.

 

* not incl. in nutrient facts

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 109g (3.8 oz)
Amount per Serving
Calories 44969% of calories from fat
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 34g 53%
Saturated Fat 19g 96%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 154mg 51%
Sodium 216mg 9%
Total Carbohydrate 10g 10%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Sugars g
Protein 18g
Vitamin A 23% Vitamin C 1%
Calcium 11% Iron 7%
* based on a 2,000 calorie diet How is this calculated?

 

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