Monday, April 27, 2009

No Bake Daiquiri Cheesecake

This was one of the recipes I made for the "Easter baking marathon". It is one of my Mom's best kept little secrets, in fact the recipe goes so far back it was actually typed on a typewriter (gasp.. he he). To make it gluten free, I used Pamela's Mini Gingersnaps and they were the perfect substitute. It is very light, and just downright amazing.... this is a family favorite with good reason.  Enjoy!:)

No Bake Daiquiri Cheesecake-
*serves 10-12

1 1/4 cups of Graham Cracker Crust (I used GF cookies...)
1/4 cup sugar
6 tbsp melted butter
1 envelope unflavored gelatin
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup rum -80 Proof
2 tsp grated lime peel
1 tsp grated lemon peel
1/2 cup lime juice
4 beaten egg yolks
4 egg whites
2 8oz packages of cream cheese- cubed & softened
1/2 cup sugar
1 cup whipping cream

Combine crumbs, 1/4 cup sugar & butter. Remove 2 tbsp crumbs & set aside. Press remaining crumbs in bottom of 9 inch spring form pan. Chill 45 minutes (I put it in the freezer). Meanwhile, in medium saucepan combine gelatin & 1/2 cup sugar. Stir in rum, citrus peels, lime juice and egg yolk. Cook over medium heat stirring constantly, till slightly thickened 8-10 minutes. Remove from heat.

Beat in cream cheese till smooth. In separate bowl, beat egg whites till soft peaks form. Gradually add remaining sugar beating till peaks are stiff. In another small bowl, whip cream till soft peaks... Fold egg white & whipped cream into gelatin mixture. Turn into crumb lined pan. Sprinkle reserved crumbs on side of the pan. Cover & chill till firm or overnight.


Anonymous said...

Your cheesecake looks wonderful. I love the way you decorated it.

Lynne said...

YUM. It looks so lovely and yummy!

Anonymous said...

-erin @glutenfreewithapurpose