Gluten-Free Conversation Heart Cheesecakes


Ingredients:

  • Crust:
  • 1/2 cup gluten-free graham crackers,crushed into crumbs
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • Cheesecake:
  • 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 large egg and 1 large egg yolk
  • 8 ounces sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • food coloring

YIELD: 8 individual hearts

DIRECTIONS:

Fill a tall pan with water, about half way up the sides of the heart molds. Place it in oven while it heats up.

Preheat oven to 325F.

Mix together the graham cracker crumbs and melted butter. Press the crumbs into an even layer in each heart and refrigerate until needed.

In the bowl of a mixer, beat the cream cheese until creamy and smooth. Add sugar and beat until incorporated. Beat in eggs then add sour cream and vanilla and mix just to combine.

Equally divide batter into small bowls depending on how many colors you have. Add the colors to the bowls and mix.

Pour the fillings into the hearts. Bake the cheesecakes in a water bath for 18-24 minutes until the edges look set but the center is jiggly but not wet.

Allow to cool at room temperature for an hour. Freeze overnight before you un-mold and paint.

Paint conversation heart words onto the tops of the cheesecakes using red food coloring.

Colleen Saltarelli

Colleen is an ISSA Certified Nutrition Coach, Culinary Institute of America Graduate and Your Gluten-Free Celiac Sidekick.

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Colleen is an ISSA Certified Nutrition Coach, Culinary Institute of America Graduate and Your Gluten-Free Celiac Sidekick.