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Dr. Ruth's Almost as Good as Sex Cheesecake



  • 5 ounces Graham cracker crumbs
  • 3 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 5 tablespoons butter, melted


  • 16 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 2 eggs, large
  • 3 tablespoons Chambord liqueur (blackberry)


  • 8 ounces sour cream
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon Chambord liqueur
  • 1 cup fresh raspberries


  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Crust: Mix Graham cracker crumbs, sugar and butter. Press mixture firmly into bottom of 9-inch springform pan.
  3. Filling: Mix cream cheese, sugar, vanilla extract and salt at medium speed with electric mixer. Add eggs, and mix until well blended. Using a fork, gently fold Chambord into batter. Pour mixture into crust.
  4. Bake for approximately 40 minutes or until golden brown.
  5. Loosen cake from rim of pan. Let cool and remove rim of pan.
  6. Topping: Mix sour cream, sugar, vanilla extract and Chambord and spread evenly over cheesecake.
  7. Refrigerate for 4 hours or until firm.
  8. Top with fresh raspberries just before serving.

Yield: 8 servings

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