Cream Cheese Filling

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Yield:

Makes 2 cups

Recipe from

Oxmoor House

Recipe Time

Prep: 12 Minutes
Cook: 5 Minutes
Other: 30 Minutes

Ingredients

1 envelope unflavored gelatin
1/4 cup cold water
3 egg yolks
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup whipping cream
1/2 teaspoon grated lemon rind
1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, cut into pieces and softened
2 tablespoons brandy
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Preparation

Sprinkle gelatin over cold water in a small bowl; stir and let stand 1 minute or until softened.

Meanwhile, combine egg yolks and next 3 ingredients in a 2-quart saucepan. Add gelatin mixture. Cook, whisking constantly, over medium heat, 3 to 4 minutes or until gelatin dissolves and mixture thickens slightly. Remove from heat, and stir in cream cheese until smooth. Stir in brandy and vanilla. Cover and cool completely; chill thoroughly. Whisk filling until creamy before use.

Tip: To quickly cool filling, set saucepan in a large bowl of ice water. Stir often for about 5 minutes or until completely cool.

Note:

Sylvia Gibson, Tampa, Florida,

Southern Living Cook-Off Cookbook

July 2004
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