Individual Maple Walnut Cheesecakes

Individual Maple Walnut Cheesecakes Author: Canadian Living Credits: Individual Maple Walnut Cheesecakes

Dark maple syrups, such as medium or amber, offer deep maple flavour. Use a 12-portion mini-cheesecake pan (available through Ottawa-based Ashton Green) or follow our variation, Maple Walnut Cheesecake Squares (recipe below).

  • Portion size 12 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup walnut half
  • 3 tablespoons packed dark brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons butter melted
Candied Walnuts:
  • 3 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 3 tablespoons corn syrup
  • 12 walnut halves
Filling:
  • 1 pkg cream cheese softened
  • 1/3 cup medium maple syrup
  • 1/3 cup amber maple_syrup
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour

Method

In food processor, finely chop walnuts with brown sugar; pulse in butter. Press over bottoms of 4-oz (125 mL) mini-cheesecake cups. Bake in centre of 350°F (180°C) oven until golden at edges, about 12 minutes; let cool on rack.

Filling: Meanwhile, in large bowl, beat cream cheese until fluffy; gradually beat in syrup and vanilla until smooth. Beat in egg and flour, scraping down bowl as necessary. Pour about 3 tbsp (50 mL) over each base.

Bake in centre of 325°F (160°C) oven until edges are set but centres still jiggle slightly, about 15 minutes. Let cool on rack. Cover and refrigerate for 2 hours or until set. (Make-ahead: Refrigerate for up to 2 days.)

Candied Walnuts: Meanwhile, line rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper; set aside.

Place sugar in small bowl. Pour corn syrup into separate small bowl. Dip each walnut in corn syrup; scrape off any excess and roll in sugar to coat. Place, top side down, on prepared pan

Bake in 325°F (160°C) oven, turning once, until bubbly and nuts are deep golden, about 15 minutes. Let cool on baking sheet. (Make-ahead: Store in airtight container for up to 3 days.) Press walnut onto each cheesecake.

Nutritional facts <b>Per serving:</b> about

  • Sodium 95 mg
  • Protein 4 g
  • Calories 230.0
  • Total fat 16 g
  • Cholesterol 44 mg
  • Saturated fat 7 g
  • Total carbohydrate 19 g

%RDI

  • Iron 6.0
  • Fibre 0.0
  • Folate 8.0
  • Sodium 0.0
  • Sugars 0.0
  • Calcium 4.0
  • Protein 0.0
  • Calories 0.0
  • Total fat 0.0
  • Vitamin A 11.0
  • Vitamin C 0.0
  • Potassium 0.0
  • Cholesterol 0.0
  • Saturated fat 0.0
  • Total carbohydrate 0.0
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