Jeff's Amaretto Cheesecake

Jeff's Amaretto Cheesecake

Ingredients:                     One Large         OR         Two Regular
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Keebler Ready-Crust         1 x 9 oz                         2 x 6 oz
Cream Cheese                 8 oz pkg                         1.5 x 8 oz pkgs
Ricotta Cheese                15 oz tub                        1.5 x 15 oz tubs
Eggs                                4                                   6
Sugar                              1/2 cup                          3/4 cup
Salt                                 1/4 tsp                          3/8 tsp
Vanilla                             1 tsp                             1.5 tsp
Amaretto Disaronno          1/3 cup                         1/2 cup
Mini Chocolate Chips        2/3 cup (6 oz)                1 cup

Pre-heat oven to 325°

Combine cream cheese and ricotta in a large bowl; mash together to eliminate lumps. Mix in eggs, sugar, salt, vanilla, and amaretto. Pour into pie crust(s). Sprinkle thoroughly with mini chocolate chips.

Bake large cheesecake for 1 hour, then turn off the oven. Let the cheesecake sit in the warm oven for another 15 minutes, then remove. (For two regular-sized cheesecakes, bake for 50 minutes + 10 min. in oven off.)

Let cool, then place in refrigerator overnight, or at least for several hours. The goal is to "set" the cheesecake; if it's still warm it won't slice cleanly, and frankly it just doesn't taste as good. (If you must serve it sooner, an ice bath or freezer can be used to flash-cool.)

Slice and enjoy!


Jeff B

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