Amaretto Cheesecake with Raspberry Sauce
- 1/4 cup butter
- 2 cups chopped almonds
- 2 Tbsp granulated sugar
- 12 oz. cream cheese, softened
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 3 eggs
- 1 cup sour cream
- 2 Tbsp Amaretto
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/2 tsp almond extract
- 3 cups frozen unsweetened raspberries, thawed
- 2 tsp Amaretto
- Granulated sugar, to taste
In 9-inch microwavable quiche dish, shallow round baking dish or deep pie plate, melt butter at HIGH - 100% power) for 1 to 1 1/2 minutes. Stir in almonds and sugar until evenly coated with butter. Press into bottom and sides of dish. Microwave at HIGH 2 to 3 minutes or until firm. If necessary rotate dish during cooking.
Filling: Beat cream cheese and sugar until light. Beat in eggs one at a time. Add sour cream, Amaretto or almond liqueur, vanilla extract and almond extract. Beat until smooth. Pour into baked crust. Microwave uncovered at MEDIUM - 50% power) for 14 to 18 minutes or until cheesecake is almost set in center. Rotate dish partway through cooking if necessary. Cool on countertop to room temperature, then cover and refrigerate until serving time.
Sauce: Reserve some whole raspberries for garnish. Pureé remaining raspberries. Push through sieve to remove seeds. Stir 2 Tbsp Amaretto or almond liqueur into puree. Add sugar to taste.
To serve, spoon some sauce onto dessert plates. Place slice of cheesecake on sauce. Garnish with reserved berries.Servings: 12
Submitted by: Recipe Group Member
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