Amaretto Cheesecake

Rick Long


My love of making cheesecake began in the mid 90's.

This one quickly became a favorite one to make.

It is always requested by my friends for all our get together's

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Everything is perfect about this cheesecake from the crust to the toasted almonds, but the delicate creamy cheesecake is the star. If you follow Rick's directions with the water bath and unusual baking method you will have one of the creamiest cheesecakes. Not only is it rich and decadent, but it is beautiful too. The Test Kitchen


★★★★★ 2 votes

up to 16 depending on how it is sliced
20 Min
1 Hr 40 Min


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1 1/2 c
graham cracker crumbs
3 Tbsp
4 Tbsp
butter, melted
1 tsp
disaronno or other almond flavored liquor
1/8 tsp
almond extract, pure
3 pkg
cream cheese (8 oz each)
1 c
1 Tbsp
all-purpose flour
1 Tbsp
corn starch
3 large
2 Tbsp
butter, melted
1 Tbsp
disaronno or other almond flavored liquor
3/4 tsp
almond extract, pure
1 c
almonds, natural sliced

How to Make Amaretto Cheesecake


  • 1Combine the first 5 ingredients, mixing well. Press into the bottom and up sides of a 8-inch springform pan. Set aside.
  • 2Beat cream cheese with an electric mixer until light an fluffy'.
  • 3Gradually add sugar, flour, and corn starch beating well.
  • 4Add eggs one at a time beating well after each addition.
  • 5Stir in two tablespoons of melted butter, amaretto, and almond extract. Spoon batter into greased springform pan.
  • 6Wrap sides and bottom of springform pan with foil. Add two inches of boiling water to a roasting pan large enough to accommodate the springform pan making a water bath. Place springform pan into water bath.
  • 7Pre heat oven to 500 Degrees F. Place roasting pan with cheesecake in oven and bake for 10 minutes then drop temp to 200 degrees F for 1 1/2 hours.
  • 8While cheesecake is baking toast almonds in skillet until lightly browned and fragrant.
  • 9When cheesecake is done, turn off oven and crack oven door. Let cool to room temperature in oven; refrigerate for 12 hours.
  • 10Brush the top of cake with a little additional amaretto the sprinkle on all of the almonds. Remove sides of pan.
    Slice. Enjoy.

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About Amaretto Cheesecake

Course/Dish: Cakes, Other Desserts
Main Ingredient: Dairy
Regional Style: American
Collection: Cheesecake
Other Tag: Heirloom
Recipe For: The Best Cheesecake

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