Camembert Cheesecakes

Camembert Cheesecakes 580 Author: Canadian Living Credits: Camembert Cheesecakes 580

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

  • Portion size 12 servings
  • Credits : Canadian Living Magazine: January 2008; Holiday Celebrations: 2007

Ingredients

  • 1 pkg (8 oz/250 g) cream cheese softened
  • 4 oz Camembert cheese diced
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon minced fresh rosemary
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 2/3 cups sour cream
Crust:
  • 1/4 cup toasted unblanched almond
  • 1/4 cup butter softened
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon minced fresh rosemary
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
Garnish:
  • 4 thin slices prosciutto
  • 1/2 teaspoon vegetable oil

Method

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.

Nutritional facts Per piece: about

  • Sodium 317 mg
  • Protein 7 g
  • Calories 204.0
  • Total fat 17 g
  • Cholesterol 64 mg
  • Saturated fat 10 g
  • Total carbohydrate 6 g

%RDI

  • Iron 5.0
  • Fibre 0.0
  • Folate 10.0
  • Sodium 0.0
  • Sugars 0.0
  • Calcium 7.0
  • Protein 0.0
  • Calories 0.0
  • Total fat 0.0
  • Vitamin A 16.0
  • Vitamin C 0.0
  • Potassium 0.0
  • Cholesterol 0.0
  • Saturated fat 0.0
  • Total carbohydrate 0.0
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