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Cherry Almond Cheesecake


  • 1 cup ground almonds
  • 1/3 cup graham cracker crumbs (about 6 squares)
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 3 packages (8 ounces each) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 can (14 ounces) sweetened condensed milk
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 can (21 ounces) cherry pie filling, divided


  • 1. In a small bowl, combine almonds and cracker crumbs; stir in butter. Press onto the bottom of a greased 9-in. springform pan; set aside. In a bowl, beat the cream cheese and milk until smooth. Add eggs, beat on low just until combined. Pour into prepared crust.
  • 2. Refrigerate 1/2 cup pie filling for garnish. Drop remaining pie filling by teaspoonfuls onto cream cheese mixture; cut through batter with a knife to swirl the filling. Bake at 325° for 50-55 minutes or until center is almost set. Cool on a wire rack for 10 minutes. Carefully run a knife around edge of pan to loosen; cool 1 hour longer. Chill overnight. Remove sides of pan. Cut cheesecake into slices; garnish with reserved pie filling. Refrigerate leftovers.

Nutrition Facts

1 slice: 337 calories, 19g fat (9g saturated fat), 95mg cholesterol, 175mg sodium, 36g carbohydrate (31g sugars, 1g fiber), 8g protein.


Average Rating: 4
  • FriedaG
    Feb 23, 2008

    I love the almond-cherry combination in this easy-to-make cheesecake. Apparently many of my family and friends agree: when I take it to get-togethers I seldom get to sample it myself before it's gone.

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