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Raspberry Cheese Cake

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This Raspberry Cheese Cake is simply excellent and is much similar to the one you would have had in your favorite bakes. It is dead easy to make and is sure to set your taste buds rolling!
Ingredients
  Ground shortbread cookie crumbs 1 1⁄4 Cup (20 tbs)
  Ground almonds 1 Ounce
  Almond extract 1⁄8 Teaspoon
  Unsalted butter 3 Tablespoon, melted
  Sugar 2 Tablespoon
  White chocolate 6 Ounce, finely chopped
  Eggs 5 Large (At Room Temperature)
  Neufchatel cheese/Strawberry cream cheese 1⁄2 Pound
  Cream cheese 24 Ounce (At Room Temperature)
  Almond extract 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Sugar 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)
  Flour 3 Tablespoon
  Vanilla 1 Teaspoon
  White chocolate 8 Ounce
  Whipping cream 7 Tablespoon
  Raspberries 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Melted raspberry jam 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Toasted sliced almonds 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
Directions

For Crust:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Mix all the ingredients except butter well.
Now blend in enough butter to bind the mixture well.
Take a 10 inch spring-form pan and press mixture onto bottom.
Bake for 10 minutes. Remove and let cool.
Reduce oven to 325 degrees.
For Filling:
Melt chocolate well.
Use a blender or a processor to beat cheeses until smooth. Pour it into a bowl.
Stir in eggs, one at a time.
Then add sugar, flour, vanilla and almond extract.
Stir 1 cup of mixture in lukewarm chocolate and mix well with the remaining filling in bowl.
Spread the filling over crust in the pan.
Bake for about 40 min or until the cheesecake is firm around edges and slightly loose in the center. Remove and let cool.
Cover and refrigerate overnight.
For Glaze:
Place a heavy sauce pan and bring cream to simmer over low heat.
Add chocolate and blend until smooth.
Glaze the mix over top of cheesecake using a spoon.
Glaze over the edges using a spatula.
Refrigerate until the glaze is set.
Garnish with jam around sides of cheesecake and press almonds onto sides.

Recipe Summary

Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Dessert
Occasion: 
Christmas, Diwali
Interest: 
Holiday, Kids
Preparation Time: 
30 Minutes
Servings: 
1

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