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                          FUDGE-ALMOND CHEESECAKE
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 Serving Size  : 12   Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Cakes                            Dairy
                 Desserts                         Cheesecakes
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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                         -----NORMA WRENN NPXR56B-----
    1 1/2   c            Gingersnap crumbs
      1/4   c            Butter -- melted
   24       oz           Cream cheese -- softened
    1       c            Sugar
    3                    Eggs
    2       ts           Almond extract
    2       ts           Vanilla extract
    6       oz           Semisweet chocolate morsels
    3       tb           Butter -- melted
   Combine crumbs and melted butter; press firmly into
   the bottom of a 9-inch springform pan.  Set aside.
   Beat cream cheese until light and fluffy. Gradually
   add sugar, beating well. Add eggs, one at a time,
   beating well after each addition.  Add almond and
   vanilla flavorings; beat until smooth. Pour batter
   into prepared pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes
   or until cheesecake is almost set.  Turn oven off, and
   partially open oven door. Leave cake in oven to cool
   completely. Chill 8 hours. Combine chocolate and
   butter in top of a double boiler; bring water to a
   boil. Reduce heat to low; cook until butter and
   chocolate melt. Let cool slightly. Remove from pan.
   Spread chocolate mixture over cheesecake.
   SOURCE:  Gary Sawyers; Cooking with Class; Frederick
   Community College; Frederick, Maryland; America’s Best
   Recipes; A 1988 Hometown Collection; Oxmoor House.
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