Thursday, September 4, 2014

Hot September Reading!

In the wee hours of her wedding day, whispering wakes New York heiress Layne Hamilton. Investigating, Layne finds herself in the darkened hall outside her guest room. Through a closed door, she hears her fiance and maid-of-honor planning her death.

 Amaretto Whisper Cheesecake


1/4 c Amaretto; Plus 1 teaspoon
2 c Sour cream
2 tb Sugar
1 ts Amaretto

almonds; Lightly toasted, slivered
1 1/2 c Chocolate wafer crumbs
1 c Almonds; finely chopped and
3/4 c Butter; softened
1/3 c Sugar 
3 8-oz pkg cream cheese
1 c Sugar
4 Eggs
1/3 c Heavy cream

1 TSP. Vanilla
1/2 tsp Almond flavoring
2 tbsp Amaretto 


CRUST: Combine crumbs, almonds, butter and sugar in a bowl. Press into bottom and sides of a 9-inch springform pan.

FILLING: Cream cheese and sugar together in a large mixer bowl. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Add cream, vanilla, almond flavoring, and Amaretto. Beat until light. Pour into crust. Bake at 375 degrees F. for 40 minutes. Let stand for 5 minutes on wire rack. Filling will not be set.

TOPPING: Combine sour cream, sugar and Amaretto. Spread evenly on cake. Bake 5 to 10 minutes; top will still be jiggly in center. Cool completely on rack.

Cover lightly and chill overnight. Remove from springform pan. Place almond slivers around outside edge of top of cake. Serves 10 servings.

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