Cakes & Frostings

Amaretto Cheesecake

50 vanilla wafers, crushed
1/3 cup sugar
1/2 cup finely chopped almonds
1/2 cup butter, melted
3 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese, softened
1 cup sour cream
1/2 Amaretto liqueur
2/3 cup sugar
4 eggs
2 kiwi fruit

Combine vanilla wafer crumbs, 1/3 cup sugar, almonds, and butter. Press against the bottom and 2 inch sides of a 9 inch springform pan. Set aside. Beat together cream cheese and 2/3 cup sugar until smooth. Blend in sour cream, eggs, and amaretto.

Pour into prepared crust. Bake in a 350 degree oven for 1 hour. Turn off oven and allow cheesecake to remain in the oven for 30 minutes, leaving door slightly ajar. Cool and then chill for 4 hours. Garnish chilled cheesecake with peeled, sliced, and halved kiwi fruit.