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Hazelnut Cheesecake

No recipe image available.A holiday-festive cheesecake flavored with hazelnut liqueur and studded with chopped toasted hazelnuts in a graham cracker crust.

Recipe Ingredients:

2 cups graham cracker crumbs
1/3 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup butter, melted

2 (8-ounce) packages cream cheese, softened
1 cup granulated sugar
3 large eggs
1/4 cup hazelnut-flavored liqueur
1 cup chopped hazelnuts, toasted

1 1/2 cups sour cream
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Cooking Directions:

  1. For Crust: Add butter to combined crumbs and sugar; mix well. Press onto bottom of buttered 9-inch springform pan. Wrap outside of pan with aluminum foil.
  2. For Filling: Combine cream cheese and sugar, mixing at medium speed on electric mixer until well-blended.
    Add eggs, one at a time, mixing well after each addition. Blend in liqueur and nuts; pour over crust.
  3. Place springform pan in larger pan with at least 1-inch sides; fill with 1/2-inch very hot water.
  4. Bake in a preheated oven at 350°F (175°C) for 1 hour.
  5. For Topping: Combine sour cream, sugar and vanilla; spread over cheesecake. Allow to cool at room temperature; chill before serving.

Makes 12 servings.

Recipe provided courtesy of Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board, Inc.