“I started making this cheesecake back in the early 80's. I went to a Southern Living Cooking Class and it was on the menu. My mother and friends always ask me to make this on special occasions. It is time consuming but I guarantee you it is wonderful.”

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine first four ingredients. Press into bottom and 1 3/4" up side of a 9" springform pan which has been coated with coaking spray.
  2. In a large bowl beat beat together cream cheese and 1 cup sugar until light and fluffy.
  3. Add eggs one at a time beating well after each addition.
  4. Lower speed to medium and add whipping cream., 1/4 cup amaretto and 1 teaspoon vanilla beating well.
  5. Pour into prepared crust and bake at 350 for 15 minutes and reduce over to 225 degrees, bake for 1 hour.
  6. Cool on rack for 5 minutes.
  7. Combine next 4 ingredients. Spread evenly on cake and cook additional 5 minutes. Cool, cover lightly and chill overnight.
  8. To serve, remove side of pan and garnish with almonds.

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