RECIPE: Almond Praline Cheesecake

roselin32November 19, 2004

Years ago I made this when my youngest sister and her husband came to visit and is has been her favorite ever since.

3/4c graham cracker crumbs

1/2c slivered almonds, toasted and finely chopped

1/4c sugar

1/4c butter, melted

3 (8oz) pk cream cheese, softened

1 (14 oz) can CONDENSED milk

3 eggs

1 tsp almond extract

Praline topping

Preheat oven to 300°. Combine crumbs, almonds, sugar, and butter; press firmly on the bottom of a 9" springform pan or a 9x13" pan. In a large mixing bowl beat cream cheese until fluffy. Gradually beat in condensed milk until smooth. Add eggs and extract, mixing well. Pour into prepared pan and bake for 55-60 minutes or until set.

Cool and top with `praline topping:

In small saucepan combine 1/3c firmly packed dark brown sugar and 1/3c whipping cream. Cook and stir until sugar dissolves. Simmer 5 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in 1/2c chopped toasted slivered almonds. Spoon evenly over cheesecake. (Double for 9x13" pan and simmer for 10-12 minutes)

Chill cheesecake after adding topping and refrigerate leftovers.

RL`

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ginger_st_thomas

Just to make sure, you mean sweetened, condensed milk like Eagle Brand, right?

    Bookmark   November 20, 2004 at 10:39AM
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roselin32

Yes, not evaporated milk. Here every grocery store has its own brand of condensed milk now so I just buy that but the original was Eagle Brand. (More than you wanted to know, I'm sure! LOL)
RL`

    Bookmark   November 20, 2004 at 11:28AM
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GrannieAnnie_MO

What can I do - my computer crashed while reading this recipe (drooling :)

    Bookmark   February 16, 2005 at 7:40PM
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