Gala apricot cheesecake

Yield: 10 servings

Measure Ingredient
2¼ cup Quick Oats, Uncooked
⅓ cup Brown Sugar, Packed
3 tablespoons Unbleached All-purpose Flour
⅓ cup Margarine, Melted
1 each Env. Unflavored Gelatin
⅓ cup Cold Water
16 ounces Cream Cheese, Softened
½ cup Granulated Sugar
2 tablespoons Brandy
½ cup Dried Apricots, Fine Chop
1 cup Whipping Cream, Whipped
10 ounces (1 Jr) Apricot Preserves
1 tablespoon Brandy

Combine oats, brown sugar, flour and margarine, press onto bottom of 9-inch springform pan. Bake at 350 degrees F., 15 minutes. Cool Soften gelatin in water; stir over low heat until dissolved. Combine Cream Cheese and granulated sugar, mixing at medium speed on electric mixer until well blended. Gradually add gelatin and brandy to cream cheese mixture mixing until well blended. Chill until slightly thickened; fold in apricots and whipped cream. Pour into crust; chill until firm. Heat combined preserves and brandy over low heat; cool. Spoon over cheese- cake. VARIATION: Substitute Neufchatel cheese for Cream Cheese

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