A cheesecake elegant enough to serve ata gala event.
Recipe: Gala Apricot Cheesecake
2 1/4 cups quick-cooking oats
Combine quick cooking oatmeal, brown sugar,flour, and melted butter; press onto the bottom of a 9-inch springformpan. Bake at 350°F (175°C) for 15 minutes. Cool.
Soften unflavored gelatin in cold water;stir over low heat until dissolved. In a bowl, combine creamcheese and sugar; mixing at medium speed with an electric mixeruntil well blended. Gradually add the gelatin mixture and brandyto the cream cheese mixture; mixing until well blended. Chilluntil slightly thickened.
Whip cream to soft peaks. Fold into thickenedmixture, chopped dried apricots and whipped cream. Pour intothe crust; chill until firm.
Heat apricot jam and brandy over low heat;cool, then spoon over the cheesecake.
1/3 cup firmly packed brown sugar
3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1/3 cup butter or margarine, melted
1 package unflavored gelatin
1/3 cup cold water
2 (8-ounce) packages cream cheese
1/2 cup granulated sugar
2 tablespoons brandy
1/2 cup dried apricot, chopped
1 cup whipping cream, whipped
1 (10-ounce) jar apricot jam
1 tablespoon brandy
Makes 12 servings.
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