Amaretto Cheesecake

Amaretto Cheesecake

Amaretto Cheesecake

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INGREDIENTS:

Hazelnut crust:

1 cup roasted hazelnuts (350F for 10 minutes)
3 egg whites
2 tsp vanilla
2 cps powdered sugar
1/2 cup sugar
1/8 tsp salt

Amaretto Cream cheese Filling:

1 1/2 lbs cream cheese
1/2 cup amaretto
3/4 cup sugar
3 tsp unflavored gelatin
1 tsp lemon zest
2 tsp vanilla
2 tbs lemon juice
2 cups cream

STEP BY STEP:

Hazelnut Macaroon: Heat oven to 350. Grease 10 inch springform pan and
line with greased parchment (not waxed paper). Line a cookie sheet with
greased parchment.
Whisk together eggs and vanilla.
Remove as much skin from the hazelnuts as you can and process them with
one cup of the powdered sugar for 30 seconds. Add both sugars and
process briefly to combine. With processer running, pour in egg mixture
and process for 15 seconds or until smooth.
Reserve 1/2 to 1/3 cup of the batter.
Pour remaining batter into the springform pan and smooth with spatula.
Pour reserved batter onto the cookie sheet and spread out into a 7-8
inch disk.
Bake crust 25-30 minutes; disk 20-25 minutes. Cool on a wire rack.
Chop up the disk into 1/8 inch pieces and soak in 1/4 cup amaretto (but
do not soak for more than 15 minutes).
Amaretto cheesecake filling: Sprinkle gelatin over 1/4 cup amaretto, let
stand 5 min. Heat in sauce pan with hot (not boiling) water stirring for
4 min. Leave in hot water to stay warm.
Beat cream cheese with mixer for 1 minute. Add lemon juice and zest.
Beat cream to soft peaks. Fold 1/3 cream into cream cheese. Fold in
remaining whipped cream and soaked macaroon bits.
Pour into prepared pan, cover with plastic wrap. Refrigerate at least 3
hours or preferably overnight.

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