Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Amaretto Peach Cheesecake

   Since yesterday was National Cheesecake Day I thought it was very necessary to celebrate properly. =) 

   I had made my first cheesecake about a month ago for a birthday dinner and since then hubs has been requesting {quite frequently in fact} that I make another one. He is not a big dessert fan, but he does love cheesecake.

   The first one I made was raspberry since they were in season, so I decided now that peaches are abundant it would be nice to use those. I think the end results were quite yum-o, although 'D' said he preferred the raspberry.  

Amaretto Peach Cheesecake 
1 3/4 cups graham cracker crumbs
1/2 cup butter, melted
1/3 cup sugar
Mix together and press into the bottom and part-way up the sides of a spring form pan.

4-8oz pkgs cream cheese, softened
1 cup sugar
1/8 -1/4 tsp amaretto flavoring {I used oil, but if you use extract will need 1 tsp} 
4 eggs
Mix cream cheese, sugar and flavoring until well blended. Add the eggs and mix well. Pour mixture into crust and bake @ 350* for 45-50 minutes or until center is almost set and top is golden brown.
Remove from oven and place on wire rack. Loosen cake from the edge of pan with a knife and let cool completely before removing sides.

1/4 cup water
1/4 cup sugar
pinch of salt
1/2 tsp lemon juice
Combine in a saucepan and bring to a boil. Add,
1/8 cup clear jell dissolved in
1/4 cup water
Remove from heat and stir in
drop or 2 of amaretto flavor
1/4 cup light corn syrup
1 1/2 cups fresh peaches, diced
Cool and spread on top of cooled cheesecake. Garnish with toasted almond slices if desired.
Refrigerate 4 hours before serving.

   I sure am thankful we have a special day designated to cheesecake, if for no other reason than it inspired me to make one again. =) They are quite wonderful in my opinion! 

For the eyes of the Lord range
throughout the earth to
strengthen those whose hearts
are fully committed to Him.
~2 Chronicles 16:9  

♥ Sheila 


1 comment:

  1. Oh mercy! Looks delecious, and i just love fresh peaches!!