1 1/2 c Graham wafer crumbs
1/2 c Melted butter
1/4 c Sugar; optional
1 lb Cream cheese; softened
1/2 c Sugar
1 1/2 c Sour cream
1 c Sugar
1/2 c Flaked and toasted almonds
Use unblanched ones
1 ts Vanilla extract
1/2 ts Cinnamon; or more
Crust: Mix together crust ingredients and press into the bottom of a
9-inch springform pan. Bake at 350F for 5 minutes.
Filling: Beat cheese until fluffy. Add sugar, then beat in eggs
until very smooth. Bake at 350F for about 20 minutes, oruntil firm
in the centre. (May take 30 minutes)
Topping: Mix sour cream, sugar, and vanilla. Spoon onto cake.
Sprinkle with cinnamon, and distribute nuts over the top. Bake at
350F for 10 minutes. Cool and refrigerate.
**This cake is better made at least 1 day ahead**