Amaretto-Pumpkin Cheesecake

Enjoy this mouth-watering cheesecake made with amaretto and pumpkin; topped with almonds - perfect for a lavish dessert!

  • Prep Time 15 hr 0 min
  • Total Time 8 hr 40 min
  • Servings 16

Ingredients

Crust

1 1/4
cups crushed amaretti cookies
1/4
cup butter or margarine, melted

Filling

4
packages (8 oz each) cream cheese, softened
1 1/2
cups granulated sugar
4
eggs
1 3/4
cups canned pumpkin (not pumpkin pie mix)
1
teaspoon ground ginger
1/2
teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4
teaspoon ground nutmeg

Topping

1
cup whipping cream
1
tablespoon powdered sugar
1
tablespoon amaretto or 1/8 teaspoon almond extract
Toasted sliced almonds, if desired

  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Spray 9-inch springform pan with cooking spray. Mix crust ingredients. Press in bottom of pan. Bake 10 minutes or until set. Reduce oven temperature to 325°F.
  • 2 In large bowl, beat cream cheese and granulated sugar with electric mixer on medium speed until smooth. On low speed, beat in eggs. Add remaining filling ingredients; blend well. Pour over crust.
  • 3 Bake 1 hour 15 minutes or until edge is set 2 inches from edge of pan but center still jiggles slightly. Turn oven off; open door 4 inches. Leave in oven 30 minutes. Run small metal spatula around edge of pan to loosen. Cool on cooling rack 30 minutes. Refrigerate at least 6 hours. Carefully remove side of pan. Beat whipping cream, powdered sugar and amaretto with electric mixer on high speed until soft peaks form. Spread over top of cheesecake. Top with almonds.
 

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
399
,
% Daily Value
Total Fat
30g
30%
(Saturated Fat
17g,
17%
),
Sodium
221mg
221%;
Total Carbohydrate
30g
30%
(Dietary Fiber
1g
1%
),
Protein
6g
6%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
0%;
Iron
0%;
Exchanges:
1 Other Carbohydrate; 5 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.