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Chocolate Amaretto Cheesecake with Buttery Walnut Crust

 

Chocolate Amaretto Cheesecake with Buttery Walnut Crust recipe
29

Yield

8

servings

Prep

25

min

Cook

20

min

Ready

45

min

Trans-fat Free
 

Ingredients

Crumb crust
¼ cup butter
1 ¼ cups chocolate cookie crumbs
*
cup walnuts
or pecans, finely chopped
2 tablespoons sugar
granulated
cheesecake
4 ounces semi-sweet chocolate
semi/bittersweet, null, null
12 ounces cream cheese
½ cup sugar
granulated
1 cup sour cream
3 large eggs
beaten
¼ cup amaretto liqueur
liqueur
*

Directions

In a 9 inch quiche dish or round glass baking dish , melt butter at High for 1 minute.

Stir in crumbs, nuts and sugar until combined.

Press evenly to coat bottom and sides of dish.

Microwave crust at High for 2 minutes or until firm.

Set aside.

Place chocolate in a small bowl and microwave at Medium for 3 minutes or until melted.

Place cream cheese in a microwave safe mixing bowl and microwave at Medium for 2 minutes or until softened.

Add sugar and beat, using an electric mixer, until mixture is creamy.

Beat in sour cream and eggs, 1 at a time, until smooth.

Stir in melted chocolate and Amaretto until well combined.

Carefully pour mixture into crumb crust.

Place baking dish on an inverted plate in microwave oven.

Microwave, uncovered at Medium for 16 to 20 minutes or until nearly set in the centre.

Let stand on countertop until cool, then refrigerate for at least 8 hours or overnight before serving.

For an impressive presentation, serve with sliced strawberries and top with Amaretto-flavoured whipped cream.

 

* not incl. in nutrient facts

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 129g (4.6 oz)
Amount per Serving
Calories 43373% of calories from fat
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 35g 54%
Saturated Fat 20g 98%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 155mg 52%
Sodium 212mg 9%
Total Carbohydrate 8g 8%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars g
Protein 17g
Vitamin A 21% Vitamin C 1%
Calcium 9% Iron 8%
* based on a 2,000 calorie diet How is this calculated?

 

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