Luscious Almond Cheese cake
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Posted by Lalitha Mahindaratne on February 03, 19106 at 18:49:14:

Crust:
1 1/4C. Crushed vanilla wafers
3/4C. Finely chopped almonds
1/4C. Sugar
1/3C. Butter or margarine, melted
Combine wafers, almonds and sugar, add butter and mix well. Press into bottom of ungreased pan.

Filling:
4pkg. (8 oz) Cream cheese, softened
1 1/4C. Sugar
4 Eggs
1 1/2tsp. Almond extract
1 tsp. Vanilla
Beat cream cheese and sugar until creamy. Add eggs one at a time beating well after each addition. Add extracts - beat just enough to blend. Pour into crust.
Bake at 350F for 55 minutes or until center is almost set.
Remove from oven. Let stand for 5 minutes.

Topping:
2C. Sour cream
1/4C. Sugar
1tsp. Vanilla
Combine sour cream, sugar and vanilla. Spread over the filling. Return to oven for 5 minutes. Let it cool on the rack. Chill overnight. May top with toasted sliced almonds before serve.

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