Gala Apricot Cheesecake
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
1/2 c Dried Apricots, Fine Chop
1 c Whipping Cream, Whipped
10 oz (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 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 over low heat; cool. Spoon over cheese- cake.
Substitute Neufchatel cheese for Cream Cheese