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How to Make The Tastiest Amaretto Cheesecake


How to Make The Tastiest Amaretto Cheesecake

If you love cheesecake but want to mix things up a bit, this recipe is for you. This cheesecake recipe pairs decadent and creamy cream cheese with a rich almond flavor. For those who are unfamiliar with why amaretto is such a popular liqueur, let's catch you up. Originating from Italy, this nutty liqueur most often used in cocktails is typically made from apricot pits or almonds. It has sweet flavors of almond but a slight bitterness. For years, people have been using this ingredient in recipes to give their desserts that extra kick. This is an easy-to-make cheesecake recipe. Full of flavor, rich and creamy, it is sure to be a dessert you'll serve often!

Amaretto Cheesecake Recipe



  • 1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 stick butter, melted


  • 24 ounces cream cheese (3 packages)
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1/3 cup amaretto (up to 1/2 cup)


  • 8 ounces sour cream
  • 1 tablespoon amaretto
  • 1 tablespoon, plus 1 teaspoon sugar


1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.

2. Mix together crust ingredients: cinnamon, 1/4 cup sugar, graham cracker crumbs, and butter. Press the mixture into the bottom of a 9-inch springform pan.

2. For the cake, beat cream cheese and 1/3 cup amaretto until light and fluffy. Gradually beat in 1 cup of sugar and the whipping cream, then add the eggs one at a time (beating well after each addition).

3. Pour the mixture into the crust and bake in preheated oven for 45-50 minutes.

4. To make the topic, mix sugar, sour cream, and amaretto. Spoon the mixture over the cheesecake when done and return to the oven for 5 minutes at 500 degrees Fahrenheit.

5. Let set for 48 hours in the refrigerator.

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