Cheesecake Stuffed RaspberriesJun 22 2011 by
Tell the truth – I had ya at cheesecake didn’t I?! The inspiration for this recipe actually goes to my 4 year old daughter Keegan. Keegan loves fruit A LOT! She would be very happy to eat just fruit, all day, everyday. At dinner one night she was having raspberries and looked at them funny then said “These look like a cup and you should put something in them”. I thought that sounded like a really good idea! I thought about doing something with lemon since I really like raspberry lemonade but I wanted something more kid friendly. Even my son who isn’t a big fan of raspberries ate these up! Keegan and I polished off a whole pint. Leftovers – yeah right, I honestly have no idea how these keep or if they are still good the next day! I made a second batch hoping that we would have some to keep overnight and no such luck! They really are THAT good!
- 4 ounces neufchatel cheese, room temperature
- 1/2 tbsp raw honey or coconut nectar
- 1/2 tbsp vanilla
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1 pint fresh raspberries
- Wash your raspberries under cold water and set out to dry for about 10 minutes.
- In a small bowl mix together the Neufchatel cheese, honey, vanilla and cinnamon. The mixture should be smooth and spreadable.
- Fill a piping bag (you can also use a plastic bag and simply cut the corner off) with the cream cheese mixture and using a small decorative tip fill each raspberry with the cream cheese filling.
- Place the stuffed raspberries in a bowl or on a plate and refrigerate for 30 minutes (I realize it’s evil to ask you to wait 30 minutes before eating these but they really are better once the cheesecake ‘sets’.)
- Remove from the fridge and ENJOY!
Makes 4 servings.
Serving size 1/2 cup.
Nutrients per serving: Calories: 122,5, Cal. from Fat: 64, Total Fat: 7g, Sat. Fat: 4g, Carbs: 12g, Fiber: 5g, Sugars: 6.5g, Protein: 3.5g, Sodium: 114mg, Chol: 22mg
These are best when you eat them within 24 hours. The cream cheese filling will keep for up to 5 days in the fridge so fill only the raspberries you can eat within the 24 hour time period.