Apricot Cheesecake

Apricot Cheesecake

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I love a good cheesecake but with some kind of fruit like strawberries or raspberries, I had never tried apricot before, but it looks yummy enough to try. I researched a good, easy recipe to whip up and found this one. I think it’s certainly worth trying!

Apricot Cheesecake

Course: Ordinary Recipes Made Gourmet

Ingredients

  • For the Filling:
  • 1 can (17 oz.) apricot halves, divided

  • 1 pkg. (3 oz.) apricot gelatin

  • 2 pkg. (8 oz. each) cream cheese softened

  • 1 can (14 oz.) sweetened condensed milk

  • 2 tbsp. orange juice

  • mint leaves for garnishing

  • For the Crust:
  • 1/4 c. sugar

  • 1 c. vanilla wafer crumbs

Directions

  • For the Crust:
  • Combine butter and sugar in a medium saucepan over medium high heat.
  • Stir constantly and bring to a boil. Remove from heat.
  • Stir in vanilla wafer crumbs.
  • Press crumb mixture into bottom of an ungreased 9 inch spring form pan and chill.
  • For the Filling:
  • Drain apricots reserving 1/2 cup juice. Combine reserved apricot juice and gelatin in a small saucepan over medium heat. 
  • Stir frequently until gelatin dissolves and remove from heat. 
  • In a large bowl beat cream cheese until fluffy. 
  • Reserving 2 apricot halves for garnish. Add remaining apricots, gelatin mixture, sweetened condensed milk and orange juice.
  • Beat with an electric mixer until well blended. Pour over crust.
  • Cover and chill 4 hours or until firm. Garnish with apricots and mint leaves.
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