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                          Orange Almond Cheesecake
 
 Recipe By     : The Cactus Restaurant, Toronto
 Serving Size  : 1    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Cheesecakes
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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                         Crust:
    1 1/2  cups          graham cracker crumbs
    1      cup           unblanched almonds -- coarsely ground
      1/4  cup           sugar
    6      tbsps.        sugar
                         Filling:
                         ]4 eggs
    1      cup           sugar
    1 1/2  lbs.          cream cheese
    2      tbsps.        amaretto
    2      tbsps.        Cointreau or Grand Marnier
   10      tbsps.        freshly squeezed orange juice
    1      tsp.          pure vanilla
                         Topping:
    1      tsp.          gelatin
      1/4  cup           lukewarm water
    1 1/2  cups          whipping cream
    1      tbsp.         sugar
      1/4  tsp.          pure vanilla
    2      tbsps.        Cointreau or Grand Marnier
 
 To make crust, combine ingredients and pat and spread over bottom and up sides of
a 9 springform pan.  Chill for 30 minutes.
 
 To make filling, preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Beat eggs and sugar until fluffy. 
Beat in cream cheese, then add Amaretto, Cointreau, orange juice and vanilla. 
Beat until well blended.  Pour into chilled crust and bake for about 60 minutes
or until filling is set.  Allow to cool for about one hour before adding topping.
 
 To make topping, dissolve gelatin in water and allow to cool to room temperature.
 Whip cream with sugar until stiff.  Quickly whisk in vanilla, Cointreau and
dissolved gelatin with a rubber spatula.  Spread topping evenly over cake.  Chill
4 to 6 hours.
 
 
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 NOTES:	Makes a very large cheesecake which is truly decadent and calorie laden!
 
 
 
 
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 Per serving: 8504 Calories; 160g Fat (17% calories from fat); 23g Protein; 1781g
Carbohydrate; 536mg Cholesterol; 1059mg Sodium