Wednesday, January 6, 2010
This one comes from my husband. It's an absolutely delicious dessert. Dangerous for me as it's one of the few I will eat the whole thing if self control did not exist.
Perfect for Christmas, New Year or any other special dinner party.
Base: 1 1/4 cup Oreo cookie crumbs
1/4 cup sugar
1/8 lb butter
2 blocks semi sweet chocolate
Melt the chocolate and butter together add the crumbs and sugar until well combined. Press on the bottom of a greased springform pan and set aside.
3 Blocks Cream Cheese
1/2 cup ground almonds
1 cup sugar
1 tbsp Ameretto
1 tsp Pure Almond Extract
Cream the cheese with the almonds, then add other ingredients until smooth. Gently pour over the chocolate cookie base. Bake at a 350 degrees for 40-45 minutes. A tip I picked up some time ago was to put an oven proof cup with water in the oven with the cheesecake. It prevents it from cracking while baking.
1 cup sour cream
1 tsp almond extract
2 tbsp sugar. Mix well and spread on cheesecake while still hot after removing from the oven. Garnish with sliced almonds. Place back in the oven at 350 F for 5 minutes. Remove, let cool completely before removing the springform.