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Amaretto Mousse Cheesecake

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You get the creaminess of mousse combined with the denseness of cheesecake in this recipe for Amaretto Mousse Cheesecake.

Prep Time: 8 hours

Total Time: 8 hours

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 1/2 cup butter or margarine, melted
  • 1 envelope unflavored gelatin
  • 1/2 cup cold water*
  • 3 packages (8 oz. each) cream cheese, softened
  • 1-1/4 cup sugar
  • 5-ounce can evaporated milk
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1/3 cup Amaretto liqueur
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup whipping or heavy cream, whipped

Preparation:

Combine graham cracker crumbs with butter. Press onto bottom and up sides of 9-inch spring form pan; chill.

In small saucepan sprinkle gelatin over cold water. Let stand 1 minute. Stir over low heat till completely dissolved, about 3 minutes; set aside. In large bowl of electric mixer, beat cream cheese with sugar till fluffy, about 2 minutes. Gradually add evaporated milk and lemon; beat at medium-high speed till mixture is very fluffy, about 2 minutes. Gradually beat in gelatin mixture, liqueur and vanilla thoroughly blended. Fold in whipped cream. Pour into crust; chill 8 hours or overnight. Garnish with chocolate sauce and berries.

*Substitution: Omit liqueur. Increase water to 3/4 cup, add 1/2 teaspoon almond extract with vanilla.

Gradually add evaporated milk and lemon juice; beat at medium-high speed till mixture is very fluffy, about 2 minute. Gradually beat in gelatin mixture, liqueur and vanilla until thoroughly blended. Fold in whipped cream. Pour into crust; chill 8 hours or overnight. Garnish with chocolate sauce and berries.

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