With a Grateful Prayer and a Thankful Heart: Cheesecake

Thursday, June 2, 2011


Cheesecake is my sister's forte.
The number and variety of cheesecakes she has made is innumerable and every one is heavenly.
This is one of her basic recipes ~ it's so creamy and delicious.
Carol's Cheesecake
1/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup chopped almonds
1 cup flour
pinch salt
1/2 cup butter
1 large egg yolk
1/4 tsp. almond extract

Pulse together in food processor.  Press by hand into greased springform pan.  Bake 8 minutes at 400 degrees. (Carol bakes for just 2-3 minutes)

5 pkgs. Philadelphia Brand cream cheese
1 2/3 cups sugar
2 tsp. grated lemon peel
5 large eggs plus 2 egg yolks
1/4 cup heavy cream
3 tsp. Amaretto
1 Tbs. flour

Beat cream cheese then sugar for 3 minutes.  Add eggs one at a time; add remainder ingredients.  Increase temp to 500 degrees and bake for 10 minutes.  Reduce temp to 200 degrees and continue to bake for 1 hour (or more until center no longer wiggles).  Cover with foil if browning too quickly.  Turn off oven and allow cake to remain in oven 30 minutes longer.

Top with strawberries or favorite topping
Linking to Foodie Friday @ Designs by Gollum!


Dimple said...

Yum! This is one I will try!

Deb said...

Oh, my....I LOVE cheesecake, too! My problem is that when I make these yummy desserts....I can't get by with just a taste, or a sliver!!! ;-)

Leann said...

Oh this recipe is so much simpler than mine - I'll have to try it.

Thanks for you sweet comments.


Penned Pebbles said...

I'm gaining weight just reading this! When I reach my goal weight, I'll be back to try this. Meanwhile, I'll squint through your blog, bloggy friend! :-)

NanaDiana said...

OHMYGOSH! I just added about 5 pounds of fat to my butt just reading this-one # for each package of cream cheese! Seriously!!! Great sounding recipe though! Hugs- Diana

Keri On said...

That looks so delicious! Will have to give it a go!

Suzanne said...

I just love a good cheesecake!

Julie Harward said...

Thanks for sharing it..cheesecake is my favorite! :D

T's Daily Treasures said...

Sounds devine! Cheesecake is a favorite around here. I bet the amaretto gives it a yummy taste and lemon makes everything better. :) Hope you are having a good day. Tammy

Carol @ There's Always Thyme to Cook said...

Cheesecake is a favorite, yours looks amazing. And not even one crack on top! Fantastic.

Marysol said...

You can never go wrong with cheesecake.

I particularly like the addition of Amaretto in yours. Pure decadence!

Mildred said...

I love cheesecake too. One hundred years ago when Karen and I were young, the "in" place to go on a nice date specialized in kahlua cheesecake. This sounds so delicious on a hot summer day!

The Fajdich Times said...

Your cheesecake looks wonderful. Your crust sounds great! My son loves cheesecake.....maybe I'll give it a try. It seems I am always making your recipes....Thanks:) I loved the wedding pictures.....perfect:)

Olga said...

Looks fantastic! Lorraine, you have so many wonderful recipes on your blog. That's one of the reasons I like it so much.

Val said...

What a gorgeous cheesecake!

crochet lady said...

That looks and sounds delicious! Cheesecake is something I have never made....I'm not sure why. Maybe because it is one of those deserts that looks difficult to make?

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Sounds amazing and looks beautiful! 5 packs of cream cheese-I hope the good folks at Kraft send her a Christmas Card:@)

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Now this is a cheesecake worthy iof a holiday meal or special celebration. It looks absolutely delectable and melt in the mouth good!

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Now this is a cheesecake worthy iof a holiday meal or special celebration. It looks absolutely delectable and "melt in the mouth" good!

Marlis said...

a wonderful recipe to try! It looks soo very good and i bet it tastes delicious. blessings, marlis

Kathleen said...

That looks wonderful, L! NY is famous for its cheese cake. I haven't made it in awhile. I make my crust with zwieback.

Personalized Sketches and Sentiments said...

Cheesecake is our kids' favorite! (Well...one of their many favorites :o) Thankyou so much for sharing this recipe!

Blessings & Aloha!
And thank you so much for your lovely visit :o) ...now to try to catch up a little on your other posts :o)

Julie said...

What a beautiful cheesecake! Not a single crack!!! Cheesecake is just the best dessert. Looks like your sister isn't the only cheesecake baker!

Ann said...

I've never met a cheesecake that I didn't like. This one looks heavenly. I've never tried to make one from scratch. I guess I'm a lazy baker

Jay said...

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Pamela said...

Wonderful recipe!

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

This is a wonderful recipe! I don't have a great failproof cheesecake. I'll give this a try. Thank you! Your images are mouthwatering!

Garden Lady said...

Haven't had home made cheesecake in ages, this sounds fabulous

Camellia Girl said...

Hello Lorraine!

Thank you so much for dropping by and leaving your kind comments. It is a pleasure to meet you.

BTW...your sister's cheesecake recipe sounds delicious! Wow...5 cream cheese bars, 5 eggs, heavy cream! YUM!

Blessings from the Midwest!


Allison @ Alli 'n Son said...

Oh how i Love cheesecake. I've never made it myself, but I must try this!

I'd like to invite you to share this recipe on my weekly link-up, Sweet Tooth Friday. I hope to see you there. http://alli-n-son.com/2011/06/02/mini-peach-cobblers

Designs on 47th Street said...

Oh this has to be SO good! I love the ingredient list...almond and amaretto. YUM! thanks for sharing with us. :)


Vivienne said...

i can just tell this is just so creamy and delicious!! i havne't made many cheesecakes in my life but i think i will start with this basic recipe first!! thanks for sharing...hope you're enjoying it with a cup of tea today :)

Trisha said...

Cheesecake terrifies me! :) Can you really bake a perfect cheesecake if you live in the Southwest? Thanks for sharing this recipe. Now I have two on my list to give a try.

Beth said...

What a great looking cheesecake. Baking skills must run in your family!

Debbie said...

Oh my goodness! This recipe sounds and looks fabulous. It may be too much for 7-10 year old children to make but I would love to try it for myself. :) Thank you for sharing.

blessings and love,

Amy said...

This is such a beautiful cheesecake. I would definitely try your recipe out. Thank you so much for sharing. Love your photography!

BTW, I'm hosting 2 giveaways on my blog. One for $50 Thrive Product and the other one are baking molds and more. Please stop by to check them out.

Have a wonderful weekend.


bj said...

I am going to make this and take to our home fellowship gathering on Sunday. I need to get a few items..
Amaretto...buy this in a liquor store?
Thanks so much for the recipe.
xo bj
and thanks for your sweet words on my little table. :)

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Maggie Ann said...

I would love to be able to indulge in cheesecake! It looks heavenly. How nice of you to share the recipe. I do have one recipe that uses yogurt instead of cream cheese. Still fattening though....wouldn't you just know it.

Sue said...

Love cheesecake, and I will bookmark this one.

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

Oh, I love cheesecake but cheesecake does not love my waistline! It sounds delicious and worthy of a special treat, though :) I really like the sound of the chopped almonds in the crust!


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