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Mrs. Hillbilly’s Amaretto Cheesecake Recipe

  • Author: Mavis Butterfield



Ingredients for Crust

  • 6 oz melted butter
  • 2 cups graham crackers finely ground
  • 1/2 cup slivered almonds (, toasted)
  • 1/4 cup amaretto

Ingredients for Cheesecake Filling

  • 2 pounds cream cheese (, softened)
  • 1 1/4 cup sugar
  • 4 large eggs
  • 3/4 cup amaretto
  • pinch of salt
  • 2 cups sour cream
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup amaretto

Ingredients for Topping

  • 2 cups Powdered Sugar
  • 1 cup Amaretto
  • 1 ounce {1/4 stick} butter


  1. Preheat oven to 350
  2. Spray a 12″ spring form pan and set aside.
  3. Toss the first four ingredients in a food processor and pulse until mixture is well combined.
  4. Press graham cracker mixture up the sides and bottom of the spring form pan.
  5. Bake crust for 10 minutes and let cool.
  6. In a mixing bowl combine the cream cheese and sugar together until nice and smooth, make sure to stop the mixer every once in a while to scrape the sides and bottom of the bowl down {about 3-4 minutes}. Add salt.
  7. Add eggs one at a time keeping the mixer on it’s lowest setting until all the eggs have been incorporated into the batter. Fold in amaretto.
  8. Pour cheesecake mixture into the graham cracker crust and bake for 40 minutes or until the center has set.
  9. Remove cake from the oven and let it cool for 10 minutes.
  10. To prepare the cheesecake topping combine the sour cream, amaretto, sour cream and sugar together until smooth.
  11. Pour over cheesecake, and return the cake to the oven to cook for another 10 minutes.
  12. Remove from the oven, cool for 30 minutes and refrigerate in the spring form pan overnight. The next morning carefully remove the pan and place on a serving platter.
  13. Mrs. Hillbilly also likes to include a jar of sauce with her amaretto cheesecake but it is totally optional {but super yummy}.
  14. To make the sauce simply heat the butter, amaretto and powdered sugar in a small saucepan and wish until smooth.
  15. Pour into 8 ounce canning jars and chill.