Amaretto Cheesecake with Madeleine Crust

Written by sugarbowlbakeries. Posted in Desserts.

Amaretto Cheesecake with Madeleine Crust2/3 cup Sugar Bowl Bakery* (or brand of choice) Madeleine pieces, plus 6 whole
cookies for garnish
¼ cup whole raw almonds
3 Tbsp. brown sugar
5 Tbsp. butter, melted
8 oz. cream cheese, softened
½ cup granulated sugar
½ tsp. almond extract
¼ tsp. salt
2 large eggs
3 tsp. amaretto liqueur (optional)
Bittersweet chocolate, for garnish
1. Preheat oven to 375° F.
2. Place 2/3 cup Madeleine pieces, almonds, brown sugar and butter in a food processor and
grind until fine. Pour crumb mixture into an 8” springform pan and press firmly onto the bottom
and sides.
3. Place cream cheese and granulated sugar in a mixing bowl and beat until smooth. Beat in almond
extract and salt.
4. Blend in eggs one at a time, on low speed. Stir in amaretto.
5. Pour batter into the crust.
6. Bake for 35-40 minutes, or until the filling is just set. Let cool to room temperature and then
refrigerate until chilled. Makes 12 servings.
Garnish: Take 6 Madeleine cookies and cut diagonally in half. Melt bittersweet chocolate. Dip the
bottom of each cookie into melted chocolate, place on a tray lined with foil or waxed paper, and
refrigerate until the chocolate hardens. Place a cookie, chocolate side down, on each piece of cheesecake.
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