While there are many types of desserts out there that do not usually include alcohol, it is worth noting that a dash of whisky or brandy can go a long way. Even wine can be used to make sweet treats even more delicious. The cooking process allows alcohol to evaporate but the flavour is left behind so you get the best of both worlds! The key is to choose the right type of alcohol for each dish. Here are some scrumptious whisky desserts you and your guests will love.
- 150g oatcakes
- 25g of rolled oats
- 1 Tbsp and 2 tsp of extra fine sugar
- 100g of unsalted butter
- 400g of full-fat cream cheese
- ½ cup and 2 Tbsp of sour cream
- ¼ cup of honey
- 100g of extra fine sugar
- 1 tsp of vanilla extract
- 2 – 3 Tbsp of whisky
- 3 large eggs
- 200 – 300g of fresh raspberries
- Begin by heating your oven to 350°F.
- To make the crust, you will need to crush the oatcakes using a rolling pin or food processor.
- Stir in the sugar and rolled oats.
- Melt the butter in a small pan and add it to the oat mixture.
- If the mixture appears to be dry, you can add some more butter.
- Spoon the mixture into a pie dish and press it so that it is evenly spread.
- Bake the crust for 10 – 15 minutes before removing from the oven and allowing to cool.
- Turn the oven down to 250°F.
- Now for the filling! Beat the cream cheese in a bowl until smooth. Add the sour cream and stir well.
- Next, add the vanilla, honey and sugar.
- Add the whisky (we are making whisky desserts after all) according to your preferences.
- Whisk in the eggs gradually so that the mixture does not become lumpy.
- Pour the filling over the pre-baked pie crust and bake for 90 minutes or until the filling has set.
- There should not be much of a colour change since you are baking at such a low temperature and it should only wobble slightly in the middle.
- Allow to cool to room temperature before you remove it from the pie mould and refrigerate.
- Top with raspberries before serving. This is important since the juices from the berries can run all over the cheesecake and ruin its appearance.
As you can see, contrary to popular belief, cheesecake can be easy to make! It is also one of the easiest of all whisky desserts you can prepare. Once you give this recipe a try, you will surely want to share it with your friends!