Total Time
2hrs 25mins
Prep 1 hr
Cook 1 hr 25 mins

Cheesecake Extraordinaire

Ingredients Nutrition

  • Vanilla Cookie Crust

  • 11 vanilla cream-filled sandwich style cookies, crushed
  • 3 tablespoons chopped almonds, toasted
  • 3 tablespoons butter or 3 tablespoons margarine, melted
  • Blackberry Filling

  • 24 ounces cream cheese
  • 34 cup sugar
  • 14 cup sour cream
  • 5 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 34 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 12 cup sweet blackberry wine
  • 2 teaspoons almond extract
  • 1 14 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 23 cup fresh blackberries (or frozen, thawed and drained blackberries)
  • 14 cup chopped almonds, toasted

Directions

  1. In a bowl, combine the crushed cookies and chopped almonds; stir in melted butter until well combined.
  2. Press crumb mixture evenly onto the bottom of a greased 9-inch springform pan.
  3. In a big bowl, combine the cream cheese, sugar, sour cream, cornstarch, and cinnamon.
  4. Beat with an electric mixer until smooth.
  5. Add in eggs and egg yolk, one at a time; beating well after each addition.
  6. Beat in the sweet blackberry wine, almond extract, and vanilla extract; stir in the blackberries and almonds.
  7. Pour the cream cheese mixture over the crust.
  8. Bake at 350° for 15 minutes; decrease heat to 225° and bake for 1 hour and 10 minutes or until the center no longer looks wet or shiny.
  9. Remove cake from the oven and run a knife around the inside edge of the pan.
  10. Chill, uncovered, overnight.
Most Helpful

10 sparkling, twinkling stars for this recipe! Decadent, rich and oh so delicious. Made for Cooking With Spirits in the Photo Forum.

Dreamgoddess April 27, 2009