Luscious Almond Cheesecake

READY IN: 1hr 20mins
Recipe by Courtly

This is a recipe from a taste of home "cheese baking contest". I made this today for a family renunion and it was very well received and it was quite wonderful, if i do say so myself. enjoy!

Top Review by lastoll1

I have been making this cheesecake for years, since the first time it was printed in the magazine. It is THE best cheesecake I've ever had. I never fail to get compliments and requests for the recipe whenever I take it somewhere. I have donated one to a dessert auction several years running and it always brings in some bucks. One year, $120!! Great recipe! You will love it!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a bowl, combine wafers, almonds and sugar; add the butter and mix well. Press into the bottom of a ungreased 10 inch springform pan; set aside.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, beat cream cheese and sugar until creamy. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Add extracts; beat just until blended. Pour into crust. Bake at 350 for 55 minutes or until center is almost set. Remove from the oven; let stand for 5 minutes.
  3. Combine sour cream, sugar and vanilla; spread over filling. Return to oven for 5 minutes. Cool on a wire rack; chill overnight. Just before serving, sprinkle with almonds and remove sides of pan. Store in the refrigerator.

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