Mini Moscato Cheesecakes
Prep time: 20 minutes
Cook time: 20 to 25 minutes
Makes 24 mini cheesecakes
1 cup finely ground gingersnap cookies
2 tablespoons butter, melted
12 ounces cream cheese, at room temperature
1/2 cup sugar
2 tablespoons flour
2 tablespoons Mirassou Moscato
1 teaspoon each: vanilla and lemon extract
1 egg, plus 1 egg yolk, beaten
Store bought lemon curd, lemon zest, mint and fresh raspberries (if...
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COOL LIME CHEESECAKE
1 cup low-fat graham cracker crumbs
3 tbsp stick butter, melted
3 tbsp Equal Spoonful or Splenda...
4 ounce(s) dark or bittersweet chocolate (60-75% cacao), coarsely chopped
2 tablespoon(s) unsalted butter, cut into chunks
1 tablespoon(s) granulated sugar
1 1/2 tablespoon(s) light cream
2 teaspoon(s) instant espresso powder, or granules dissolved in 1 tablespoon hot water, divided
1 tablespoon(s) light corn syrup
1 large egg
2 tablespoon(s) canola oil
1 teaspoon(s) vanilla extract
1/8 teaspoon(s) salt
5 tablespoon(s) confectioner’s sugar
3 tablespoon(s) all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon(s) unsweetened...
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