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Chocolate-Almond Cheesecake

Chocolate-Almond Cheesecake
PREP TIME
25 min
COOK TIME
45 min
YIELDS
8-10 servings

Who doesn’t love a delicious slice of cheesecake after a delicious holiday dinner? 

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Ingredients

Crust

2
cups chocolate graham crackers, crushed
½
cup sliced almonds
7
Tbsp butter, melted
¼
tsp salt

Topping

1
cup light brown sugar
½
cup flour
½
cup sliced almonds
5
Tbsp butter, room temperature

Filling

2
(8-oz) packages cream cheese, at room temperature
½
cup sugar
1
cup full-fat greek yogurt, such as Fage room temperature
2
eggs, room temperature
1
tsp almond extract
½
tsp pure vanilla extract
¼
tsp salt
1
cup semisweet chocolate chips, melted and cooled
Powdered sugar, for garnish
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Directions

Step 1

1.

Step 2

Preheat the oven to 350 °F.

Step 3

For the crust: Add the chocolate graham crackers and the almonds to a food processor. Process until finely chopped. Add the butter and salt and process to the consistency of wet sand. Press the crust into the bottom of a 9-inch springform pan. Refrigerate until ready to use.

Step 4

1.

Step 5

In a small bowl, combine the brown sugar, flour and almonds. Using your fingers, work in the butter until the mixture has the texture of a crumble topping. Set aside.

Step 6

For the filling: Place the cream cheese, sugar and yogurt in a large bowl. Using an electric hand mixer, beat on medium speed until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes, scraping down the sides of the bowl as needed with a rubber spatula. Add the eggs, almond extract, vanilla extract and salt; beat another minute on medium. Reduce the speed to low and beat in the chocolate until combined. Pour the filling over the crust and sprinkle evenly with the crumble topping.

Step 7

Bake until the center of the cake is just set, 45 minutes. Let cool to room temperature, then refrigerate until completely chilled.

Step 8

Serve cold, with a dusting of powdered sugar if desired.

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