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Gala Apricot Cheesecake

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Servings: 10
Categories: Cheesecakes / Desserts

2 1/4  cups  Quick Oats, Uncooked
3  tablespoons  Unbleached All-purpose Flour
1  each  Env. Unflavored Gelatin
16  ounces  Cream Cheese, Softened
2  tablespoons  Brandy
1  cup  Whipping Cream, Whipped
1  tablespoon  Brandy
1/3  cup  Brown Sugar, Packed
1/3  cup  Margarine, Melted
1/3  cup  Cold Water
1/2  cup  Granulated Sugar
1/2  cup  Dried Apricots, Fine Chop
10  ounces  (1 Jr) Apricot Preserves

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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