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White Chocolate Cheesecake with Cocoa-Almond Crust

This is not an everyday dessert. It's worth the effort though. Note: Cooking/prep times do not include chilling time.

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1hr 30mins
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  • Combine first 6 ingredients; stir well.
  • Firmly press crumb mixture on bottom and 2 inches up sides of a 9 inch springform pan.
  • Bake at 350 degrees for 8 minutes; cool in pan on a wire rack.
  • Combine white chocolate and 1/2 cup whipping cream in top of a double boiler; bring water to a boil.
  • Reduce heat to low; cook until white chocolate melts, stirring occasionally.
  • Let cool.
  • Beat cream chees at medium speed of an electric mixer until fluffy; gradually add 3/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons sugaar, beating well.
  • Add remaining 1/4 cup whipping cream, beating well.
  • Add egg yolks, one at a time, beating after each addition.
  • Stir in white chocolate mixture and 1 teaspoon vanilla.
  • Beat egg whites at high speed until stiff peaks form.
  • Fold into cream cheese mixture.
  • Pour batter into prepared crust.
  • Bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes.
  • Remove from oven and let cool 15 minutes in pan on a wire rack.
  • Increase oven temperature to 475 degrees.
  • Combine sour cream, 1/4 cup sugar and 1 teaspoon vanilla; stir well.
  • Pour over cheesecake, leaving a 3/4 inch border on edge of cheesecake.
  • Return to oven and bank an additional 7 minutes.
  • Cool to room temperature in pan on a wire rack.
  • Chill at least 8 hours.
  • Garnish with chocolate curls if desired.
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  1. Sara F.
    My mother's coworker gave her this recipe, but I do not know what magazine it originally came from. I've been making this recipe for many years and have learned to tweak it some. First, I use a plain graham cracker crust because that's what I like. I do not separate the eggs, and I use 4 (which is what my original recipe called for). I add them one at a time after the sugar. I started using a water bath and OMG what a difference it made to the texture - and no crevasse in the middle! I only need to make up 1/3 of the topping to spread on top since it's not filling any cracks. People who claim not to like cheesecake LOVE mine. No need to use a double boiler for the chocolate melting either. Just put the chocolate and the cream in a bowl and microwave it for 1 minute. Stir it well when it comes out - perfectly melted and less cleanup!
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  2. brettjohannesburg
    UNBELIEVABLE!!!!!! I made little individual 2 inch wide cheesecakes for the end of a very lavish dinner party the full menu of which i will post soon ...and they were outstanding!! I used almond essence instead of ammaretto and Im sure was just as good simply devine one of the lightest cheescakes ever....I must add though that when I baked the crusts blind they came out a bit bubbly which I had never seen happen before but the bubbles subsided and I pushed the down flat again and then froze them ( made the crusts a week in advance and the filled them and refridgerated them the night before) ( it could have been me putting a little too much butter ....Ive never been one to be tooo scientific with the measuring of things)....but once again wow
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  3. brettjohannesburg
    UNBELIEVABLE!!!!!! I made little individual 2 inch wide cheesecakes for the end of a very lavish dinner party the full menu of which i will post soon ...and they were outstanding!! I used almond essence instead of ammaretto and Im sure was just as good simply devine one of the lightest cheescakes ever....I must add though that when I baked the crusts blind they came out a bit bubbly which I had never seen happen before but the bubbles subsided and I pushed the down flat again and then froze them ( made the crusts a week in advance and the filled them and refridgerated them the night before) ( it could have been me putting a little too much butter ....Ive never been one to be tooo scientific with the measuring of things)....but once again wow
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  4. Chicagopm
    This is not an everyday dessert. It's worth the effort though. Note: Cooking/prep times do not include chilling time.
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