Amaretto (Drunken) Cheesecake

Amaretto (drunken) Cheesecake Recipe

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Megan Stewart


This recipe was a staple at my friend Kina's house, and now that I have the recipe, it has become a favorite and often requested recipe for me to bring to family dinners. It is so easy to make, and so incredibly good, you will surely make it one of your 'go to' recipes also!
You can omit (yeah, right!) amaretto if you increase water to 3/4 cup and add 1/2 t almond extract.


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  • 2 c
    graham cracker crumbs
  • 1/2 c
    melted butter
  • 1/2 c
    cold water
  • 1
    1 oz package knox unflavored gelatin
  • 3
    8 oz packages cream cheese, softened
  • 1 1/4 c
  • 5 oz
    evaporated milk
  • 1 tsp
    lemon juice
  • 1/3 c
  • 1 tsp
  • 3/4 c
    whipping cream

How to Make Amaretto (Drunken) Cheesecake


  1. Combine crumbs and butter and press into a 9" springform pan. Chill.
  2. In pan, pour gelatin over cold water and let stand 1 minute before dissolving over low heat. Set aside.
  3. Beat cream cheese and sugar fluffy. Gradually add milk and lemon and beat fluffy. Gradually add gelatin, amaretto and vanilla and beat well. Fold in cream and pour into crust. Chill at least 8 hours. Garnish with chocolate sauce and berries if desired.

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About Amaretto (Drunken) Cheesecake

Course/Dish: Other Desserts
Main Ingredient: Dairy
Regional Style: American

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