Prep Time
12 Mins
Cook Time
5 Mins
Other Time
30 Mins
Yield
Makes 2 cups

How to Make It

Step 1

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

Step 2

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.

Step 3

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

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