Luscious Almond Cheesecake

“I received this recipe along with a set of springform pans from a cousin at my wedding shower 11 years ago. It makes a heavenly cheesecake. My son Tommy has already told me he wants it again for his birthday cake this year.” —Brenda Clifford, Overland Park, Kansas

Luscious Almond Cheesecake
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Luscious Almond Cheesecake
Servings Prep Time Cook Time
16servings 15minutes 55minutes
Servings Prep Time
16servings 15minutes
Cook Time
55minutes
Ingredients
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Ingredients
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Instructions
  1. In a bowl, combine the wafer crumbs, almonds and sugar; stir in the butter and mix well. Press into the bottom of a greased 10-in. springform pan; set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, beat cream cheese and sugar until smooth. Add eggs; beat on low speed just until combined. Stir in extracts. Pour into crust. Place on a baking sheet.
  3. Bake at 350° for 50-55 minutes or until centre is almost set. Remove from the oven; let stand for 5 minutes (leave oven on). Combine the sour cream, sugar and vanilla. Spoon around edge of cheesecake; carefully spread over filling. Bake 5 minutes longer. Cool on a wire rack for 10 minutes. Carefully run a knife around edge of pan to loosen; cool 1 hour longer. Refrigerate overnight.
  4. Just before serving, sprinkle with almonds and remove sides of pan. Refrigerate leftovers.
Recipe Notes

Nutrition Facts

1 slice: 329 calories, 20g fat (10g saturated fat), 100mg cholesterol, 140mg sodium, 32g carbohydrate (26g sugars, 1g fibre), 5g protein.