2 pkg. (8 oz. each) cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 tsp. vanilla
2 Tbsp. brandy (I use a chocolate flavoured liqueur)
12 ladyfingers, split
1/2 cup strong black coffee
1 cup thawed whipped topping
1 square Baker's Semi-Sweet Chocolate, shaved
Mix cream cheese, sugar and vanilla with electric mixer on medium speed until well blended. Add eggs; mix until blended. Stir in brandy. Arrangeladyfingers on bottom and sides of 9-inch pie plate; drizzle with coffee.
Pour cream cheese mixture into prepared pie plate.
Bake at 350 F for 40 minutes or until center is almost set. Cool.
Refrigerate 3 hours or overnight. Top with whipped topping and shaved chocolate just before serving. Garnish, if desired.
Pairs Well With
This has all the flavour of tiramisu but in a cheesecake form.