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Almond Poppy Seed Cheesecake


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By kc10
Member since 2006

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Ingredients

Crust:
1 cup graham cracker crumbs
1 tablespoon sugar
1/4 cup almonds, finely chopped
1/2 teaspoon almond extract
1/4 cup margarine
Filling:
3 pkgs. (8 oz. each) cream cheese, room temperature
1 cup sugar
4 eggs, room temperature
1/3 cup whipping cream
2 teaspoons almond extract
1-1/2 teaspoons poppy seeds
Topping:
1-1/2 cups sour cream
1-1/2 tablespoons sugar
1/2 teaspoon almond extract
1/2 cup sliced almonds


Preheat oven to 200ºF. Lightly grease a 9-in. springform pan. Mix crust ingredients together and press into bottom and 1-in. up sides of pan. Set aside. Beat cream cheese with electric mixer until fluffy. Blend in sugar. Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each. Add cream, almond extract and poppy seeds. Turn mixture into prepared crust. Set pan on baking sheet. Bake for 2 hours or until toothpick inserted in center tests clean. Mix topping ingredients (except for sliced almonds) together; spread topping over hot cheesecake, sprinkle with sliced almonds and bake 5 more minutes or until topping is set.


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