*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
 
                       FESTIVE IRISH CREAM CHEESECAKE
 
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 Serving Size  : 10   Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Cakes                            Desserts
                 Cheesecakes
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    1       c            Graham Cracker Crumbs
      1/4   c            Sugar
      1/4   c            Margarine, melted
    1                    Env. Unflavored Gelatin
      1/2   c            Cold Water
    1       c            Sugar
    3                    Large Eggs, Separated
   16       oz           Cream Cheese, Softened
    2       tb           Cocoa
    2       tb           Bourbon
    1       c            Whipping Cream, Whipped
 
   Combine graham cracker crumbs, sugar, and margarine;
   press onto bottom of 9-inch springform pan.
   Soften gelatin in water, stir over low heat until
   dissolved.  Blend in 3/4 cup sugar and beaten egg
   yolks; cook stirring constantly, over low heat, 3
   minutes.  Combine cream cheese and cocoa, mixing at
   medium speed on electric mixer until well blended.
   Gradually add gelatin mixture and bourbon, mixing
   until well blended.  Chill until thickened, but not
   set. Beat egg whites until foamy; gradually adding the
   remaining sugar, beating until stiff peaks form.  Fold
   egg whites and whipped cream into cheese mixture and
   pour over crust.  Chill until firm.  Garnish with
   chocolate curls and small silver candy balls, if
   desired. VARIATION:
   Substitute 2 T cold coffee for bourbon.
  
 
 
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