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       Title: Amaretto Hazelnut Macaroon Cheesecake
  Categories: Cheesecakes, Cakes
       Yield: 1 servings
            -----hazelnut crust-----
       1 c  Hazelnuts; roast 10 min at
       3    Egg whites
       2 ts Vanilla
       2 c  Powdered sugar
     1/2 c  Sugar
     1/8 ts Salt
     1/2 c  Amaretto
       3 ts Gelatin; unflavored
       2 ts Vanilla
   1 1/2 lb Cream cheese
     3/4 c  Sugar
       2 tb Lemon juice
       1 ts Lemon zest
       2 c  Cream
   Recipe by: paris@gene.com (Ken Paris)
   Preparation Time: 0:30
   heat oven to 350.  grease 10 inch springform pan.  line with parchment (DO
   NOT USE WAX PAPER AS IT STICKS HORRIBLY !).  grease parchment.  line a
   cookie sheet with greased parchment
   whisk together eggs and vanilla.  remove as much skin from the hazelnuts
   as is convenient.  chop the nuts in a food processor with one cup of the
   powdered sugar for 30 sec.  add both powdered and regular sugar. pulse a
   few times to combine.  with processer running, pour in egg mixture.
   process for 15 sec until smooth
   reserve 1/2 - 1/3 cup batter.  pour remaining into springform, smooth with
   spatula.  pour reserved batter onto cookie sheet, spread in a 7-8 inch
   bake crust 25-30 min., disk 20-25 min.  cool on wire rack
   chop op the disk into 1/8 inch pieces and soak in 1/4 amaretto (DO NOT
   carefully remove crust (VERY CAREFULLY).  replace bottom of springform
   with foil wrapped cardboard circle.  replace crust
   amaretto cheesecake filling:
   sprinkle gelatin over 1/4 cp amaretto, let stand 5 min.  heat in sauce pan
   with hot (not boiling) water stirring for 4 min..  leave in hot water to
   stay warm
   beat cream cheese in mixer for 1 min.  add lemon juice and zest, mix. beat
   cream to soft peaks.  fold 1/3 cream into cream cheese.  fold in remaining
   whipped cream.  fold in soaked macaroon disk bits
   scrape into prepared pan, cover with plastic wrap.  refridgerate at least
         3    hrs. (preferably overnight)