Cheesecake is my sister's forte.
The number and variety of cheesecakes she has made is innumerable and every one is heavenly.
1/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup chopped almonds
1 cup flour
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!