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Moonlight72
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Mini chocolate strawberry cheesecake
Ingredients SERVINGS: MAKES 8 3 1/2 ounces gingersnap cookies (about 13) 2 1/2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted 3 1/2 ounces high-quality white chocolate (such as Lindt or Perugina), chopped 1/2 teaspoon unflavored gelatin 1 8-ounce package Philadelphia- brand cream cheese 1/2 cup plain whole-milk yogurt or sour cream 3/4 teaspoon rose water or vanilla extract 1/4 cup sugar 1 8-ounce container fresh strawberries, hulled, halved or quartered if large, divided 1 tablespoon powdered sugar Preparation COOK: 50 MIN COOK: 8 HRS Brush 8 standard (1/3-cup) muffin cups lightly with vegetable oil. Line each cup with plastic wrap. Finely grind cookies in processor. Add melted butter; process to blend. Press crust mixture firmly onto bottom of prepared muffin cups, dividing equally (about generous 1 tablespoon for each). Stir white chocolate in medium metal bowl set over saucepan of simmering water until melted and smooth. Reserve saucepan, adjusting water level to reach depth of 3⁄4 inch to 1 inch; set aside. Place 2 tablespoons water in small bowl. Sprinkle gelatin over; let stand until softened, about 5 minutes. Bring water in saucepan to simmer. Place small bowl with gelatin in saucepan and stir until gelatin dissolves. Remove small bowl with melted gelatin from water. Puree cream cheese, yogurt, rose water, and sugar in processor until smooth. Add melted white chocolate and gelatin; process until smooth. Divide mixture among prepared cups, pouring atop crusts. Cover and chill overnight. Place half of strawberries in processor. Add powdered sugar and process until smooth. Transfer to small pitcher. DO AHEAD Strawberry puree can be made up to 1 day ahead. Cover and chill. Using plastic wrap as aid, lift cheesecakes from cups. Remove plastic wrap and transfer cheesecakes to plates, crust side down. Arrange remaining cut strawberries atop cheesecakes. Spoon strawberry puree over and serve.
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OMG the rose water is such an interesting touch! I wonder if that flavor comes out in the finished dessert!
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I've only seen rose water at the Mediterranean markets in LA. Never in Ralphs.
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Nice idea @ChelseaHeyes
2 years ago·Reply
I love using rose water
2 years ago·Reply
These are so pretty to! I love little individual desserts like this!
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