Amaretto cheesecake

Yield: 10 servings

Measure Ingredient
2 cups Vanilla wafer crumbs
2 tablespoons Sugar
½ cup Butter; melted
32 ounces Cream cheese; softened
1 cup Sugar
2 Eggs
¼ cup Amaretto
16 ounces Sour cream
2 tablespoons Amaretto


Combine first 3 ingredients; mix well. Press firmly into bottom of a 10-inch springform pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 5 minutes; set aside. Beat cream cheese until light and fluffy; add 1 cup sugar, mixing well. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Stir in ¼ cup amaretto; pour batter into prepared pan.

Bake at 350 degrees for 30 to 40 minutes or until cheesecake is set.

Beat sour cream at medium speed of an electric mixer 2 minutes. Add remaining sugar and amaretto; beat 1 minute. Spread over cheesecake.

Bake at 350 degrees for 10 minutes. Let cool to room temperature on wire rack; chill 8 hours. To serve, remove sides of springform pan.

SOURCE: Emily Carlisle, McComb's International Cuisine Affair; McComb Interdenominational Care Association; McComb, Mississippi America's Best Recipes; A 1989 Hometown Collection; Oxmoor House

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