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Gala Apricot Cheesecake
Yield: 10 servings

2 1/4 c Quick Oats, Uncooked
1/3 c Brown Sugar, Packed
3 T Unbleached All-purpose Flour
1/3 c Margarine, Melted
1 ea. Env. Unflavored Gelatin
1/3 c Cold Water
16 oz Cream Cheese, Softened
1/2 c Granulated Sugar
2 T Brandy
1/2 c Dried Apricots, Fine Chop
1 c Whipping Cream, Whipped
10 oz (1 jar) Apricot Preserves
1 T 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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