Amaretto Cheesecake 1

1-1/4 cups graham cracker crumbs
1/4 cup sugar
1 cup chopped pecans
1/3 cup softened butter
Three 8-ounce packages cream cheese
One 14-ounce can sweetened condensed milk
3 large eggs
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup Amaretto
1/2 teaspoon almond extract
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup sour cream
1 tablespoon Amaretto
1 tablespoon brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon almond extract

Preheat oven to 300F.

Combine graham cracker crumbs, sugar, and softened butter and spread in the bottom of a spring form pan. Bake for 10 minutes.

Combine cream cheese, condensed milk, eggs, salt, Amaretto, almond extract and vanilla in a mixing bowl and beat at high speed until smooth. Pour into pan after folding pecans into mixture. Bake 65 minutes.

Combine sour cream, Amaretto, brown sugar and almond extract. Spread over top of cheesecake immediately after removing from oven. Return topped cheesecake to turned-off oven to let topping firm (about 15 minutes). Cool and refrigerate.

Serves 12.

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Cajun Country -- New Iberia, Louisiana