Tested till perfect Camembert Cheesecakes
Camembert Cheesecakes
Photography by Matthew Kimura

Camembert Cheesecakes

These cheesecakes are the perfect first course to serve with Roasted Red Pepper Coulis.

By The Canadian Living Test Kitchen

Source: Canadian Living Magazine: January 2008; Holiday Celebrations: 2007

Recipe5 out of 5 based on 4 ratings.
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  • Portion size 12 pieces

Ingredients

  • 1 pkg (8 oz/250 g) 1pkg (8 oz/250 g)cream cheese, softened
  • 4 oz 4ozCamembert cheese, diced
  • 1 1eggeggs
  • 1 tsp 1tspminced fresh rosemary
  • 1/4 tsp 1/4tsppepper
  • 2/3 cup 2/3cupsour cream

Crust:

  • 1/4 cup 1/4cuptoasted unblanched almondalmonds
  • 1/4 cup 1/4cupbutter, softened
  • 1/2 cup 1/2cupall-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp 1/2tspminced fresh rosemary
  • 1/4 tsp 1/4tspsalt

Garnish:

  • 4 thin slices 4thin slicesprosciutto
  • 1/2 tsp 1/2tspvegetable oil
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Preparation

Crust: In food processor, finely grind almonds. In bowl, beat butter until fluffy; stir in almonds, flour, rosemary and salt. Press onto base of twelve 4-oz (125 mL) mini cheesecake cups. Bake in centre of 350°F (180°C) oven until set, about 10 minutes. Let cool on rack.

In large bowl, beat cream cheese with Camembert until fluffy. Beat in egg, rosemary and pepper; beat in sour cream. Spoon over bases. Bake in centre of 325°F (160°C) oven until puffed and centres still jiggle slightly, about 12 minutes. Run hot knife around edge of each cheesecake. Let cool on rack. Cover and refrigerate until set, about 2 hours. (Make-ahead: Refrigerate for up to 2 days.)

Garnish: Slice prosciutto crosswise into thin strips. In large skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat; fry prosciutto, stirring, until crisp, about 3 minutes. (Make-ahead: Cover and set aside for up to 24 hours.) Garnish each cheesecake with prosciutto.

Additional information : Not sure where to find mini cheesecake cups in your area? Golda's Kitchen is a Canadian online retailer selling mini cheesecake cups online. Find them at www.goldaskitchen.com

Nutritional Information Per piece: about

cal 204 pro 7g total fat 17g sat. fat 10g
carb 6g fibre 0 chol 64mg sodium 317mg

% RDI:

calcium 7 iron 5 vit A 16 folate 10
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