How to make it

  • Preheat oven to 375F. Grease a 9'' spring-form pan.
  • Knead almonds into cookie dough until just combined.
  • Press dough onto bottom of the pan.
  • Bake 10-12 minutes, let cool completely.
  • Reduce oven temperature to 325F
  • Line a fine mesh sieve with coffee filters, and pour ricotta cheese in to drain for 15 minutes.
  • Combine raisins and amaretto in a small bowl, microwave on for about 45 seconds or until hot. Let stand 10 minutes.
  • Beat cream cheese and sugar until light and fluffy, 3-4 minutes.
  • Add eggs and ricotta cheese; beat 3 minutes longer.
  • Add sour cream, flour, vanilla, almond extract and salt; beat 2 minutes.
  • Fold in chocolate chips, raisins and amaretto.
  • Bake 1 hour and 15 minutes, or until slightly browned around the edges and the center jiggles slightly when pan is shaken.
  • Cool completely on rack. Run knife around edge of cake to loosen.
  • Cover and refrigerate 8 hours before serving.

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    " It was excellent "
    zanna ate it and said...
    Great post,going to add to Birthday club group.If I have the time I am going to try it for my birthday in June.I been so busy, havent baked much lately. thanks,have a great day.:)
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  • eggchef 10 years ago
    in quantity weight gain wont happen lol.... somebody amazing taught me that.... this recipe sounds so amazing bravo!!!!
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  • singasongof6pans 10 years ago
    Oh great, more pounds being added as I type! This one looks like it would be just fantastic. Thanks!
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  • dixiejet 10 years ago
    Looks divine,jjb !!!! I'll have to try this one the next time I make cheesecake for work...
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