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                        Chocolate Almond Cheesecake
 
 Recipe By     : Sue Klapper
 Serving Size  : 12   Preparation Time :0:50
 Categories    : Cheesecakes
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    1 1/4  cups          graham cracker crumbs
    1 1/2  cups          sugar -- divided
      1/2  cup           cocoa + 2 T. -- divided
      1/4  cup           butter or margarine -- melted
    2      packages      cream cheese -- softened, 8 oz.
    1      cup           sour cream
    3                    eggs
    1 1/2  teaspoons     almond extract -- divided
    1      cup           heavy cream
      1/4  cup           confectioner’s sugar
      1/4  cup           almonds -- sliced, toasted
 
 Combine crumbs, 1/4 cup sugar, 2 T. cocoa, and butter; mix well.  Press into the
bottom of a 9 inch springform pan; chill.  In a mixing bowl, beat the cream
cheese, sour cream and remaining sugar until smooth.  Add eggs, one at a time,
beating well after each addition.  Stir in 1 teaspoon of extract and reamining
cocoa.	Pour into crust.  Bake at 350 for 45 to 50 minutes or until the center is
almost set. Cool completely.  Refrigerate at least 8 hours.  In a mixing
 bowl, whip cream until it mounds slightly.  Add confectioners' sugar and
remaining extract; continue whipping until soft peaks form.  Spread evenly over
cheesecake.  Sprinkle with almonds.  Store in refrigerator. Source:  Taste of
Home Magazine; June/July 1995.
 
 
 
 
 
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