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Creamy Chocolate-Amaretto Cheesecake

Becky Luigart-Stayner; Melanie J. Clarke
Yield 8 servings (serving size: 1 wedge)
The nutty flavor of Amaretto pairs well with creamy chocolate. Savor these flavors in a delicious dessert.

Ingredients

  • 6 chocolate wafers (about 1 1/2 ounces)
  • Cooking spray
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup 1% low-fat cottage cheese
  • 1/2 cup (4 ounces) block-style fat-free cream cheese
  • 6 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup amaretto (almond-flavored liqueur)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 (8-ounce) block 1/3-less-fat cream cheese
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 tablespoons semisweet chocolate minichips

Nutrition Information

  • calories 292
  • caloriesfromfat 30 %
  • fat 9.7 g
  • satfat 5.7 g
  • monofat 2.5 g
  • polyfat 0.4 g
  • protein 10.9 g
  • carbohydrate 40.2 g
  • fiber 0.4 g
  • cholesterol 52 mg
  • iron 1.2 mg
  • sodium 418 mg
  • calcium 76 mg

How to Make It

  1. Preheat oven to 300°.

  2. Place wafers in a food processor, and pulse until coarsely ground. Sprinkle crumbs into bottom of an 8-inch springform pan coated with cooking spray.

  3. Place sugar and next 8 ingredients (sugar through cream cheese) in a food processor, and process until smooth. Add egg, and process until blended. Pour the cheese mixture into prepared pan, and sprinkle with minichips. Bake at 300° for 55 minutes or until the cheesecake center barely moves when pan is touched. Remove cheesecake from oven, and run a knife around outside edge. Cool to room temperature. Cover and chill at least 8 hours.