2-1/4 cups flour
3/4 cup sugar
3/4 cup butter
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
3/4 cup sour cream
1 egg -beaten-
1-1/2 tsp. almond extract
1 pkg cream cheese
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup raspberry jam
1/2 cup slivered almonds
In a large mixing bowl, combine flour and sugar. Cut in butter until mixture is crumbly. Remove 1 cup and set aside.
To remaining crumbs, add baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Add the sour cream, egg, and almond extract, white chocolate chips; mix well.
Spread in the bottom and 2 in'. up the side of a greased 9-in' springform pan.
For the filling , in a small bowl, beat cream cheese, sugar, and egg until blended. Pour over batter; spoon raspberry jam on top. Sprinkle with almonds and reserved crumbs.
Bake at 350 degree for 55-60 minutes. Let stand for 15 minutes. Carefully run a knife around the edge of pan to loosen; remove sides from pan.
*Change the flavor by changing jams!
*The crust is really dry in order to change that we've updated the recipe by adding white chocolate chips to the crust. VERY DELICIOUS!