Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Icebox Cheesecake

Icebox Cheesecake

Yield: Makes 8 servings
1  (8-oz.) package cream cheese, softened
1  cup  powdered sugar
1  (8-oz.) container frozen whipped topping, thawed
1  teaspoon  vanilla extract
1  baked Butter Cookie Crust or
baked Pretzel Crust
4  cups  assorted fresh berries, pitted cherries, or sliced fruit
1/2  cup  seedless blackberry jam
1/4  cup  orange liqueur
1. Beat cream cheese and powdered sugar at medium speed with an electric mixer until blended. Fold in whipped topping and vanilla; spoon into prepared crust. Cover and chill 8 hours.

2. Arrange fruit over cream cheese filling. Stir together jam and liqueur; drizzle over fruit.

Mascarpone Pie: Substitute 1 (8-oz.) container mascarpone cheese for cream cheese, 1/4 cup granulated sugar for powdered sugar, 2 cups whipped cream for whipped topping, and 1 baked Chocolate Butter Cookie Crust for Butter Cookie Crust. Prepare recipe as directed.

Sandee Kay Downhour, Columbus, Ohio, Southern Living, JUNE 2008

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