Luscious Almond Cheesecake

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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 Bobbie

I was just getting ready to post this recipe and did a search first. Glad I did. This is a wonderful cheesecake. Very creamy and smooth. The vanilla wafer and almond crust is such a nice change from the usual graham cracker crusts that so many cheesecakes have. This is very easy to put together. I have never used a water bath when baking cheesecakes, but I think I'll start doing that. I'm reading where that results in an even creamier texture -- and cuts down on the cracks. I highly recommend this recipe.

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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