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Coeurs a la Creme


From EatingWell:  March/April 1999

If you like cheesecake, try this traditional French dessert molded into heart shapes.

8 servings | Active Time: 25 minutes | Total Time: 8 1/2 hours (includes chilling)



  1. Cut a double thickness of cheesecloth into eight 5-by-8-inch pieces. Line 8 individual coeur à la crème molds (see Note) with cheesecloth, leaving a generous amount of overhang. Line a baking sheet with sides with several layers of paper towels. Place a large wire rack on baking sheet and set prepared molds on rack. (Alternatively, cut the sides of eight 12-ounce paper cups to make shorter cups 2 to 3 inches high. With a toothpick, punch about 10 holes slightly with the toothpick. Line cups with cheesecloth and place on rack.)
  2. Combine cream cheese, sugar, lemon zest and vanilla in a food processor and process until very smooth, scraping down sides occasionally. Add yogurt and process to blend.
  3. Spoon mixture into the prepared molds. Cover with plastic wrap; drain in the refrigerator overnight.
  4. To serve, invert coeurs à la crème onto dessert plates and carefully remove cheesecloth. Surround with sauce and garnish with lemon zest and mint.


Per serving : 144 Calories; 5 g Fat; 3 g Sat; 1 g Mono; 17 mg Cholesterol; 21 g Carbohydrates; 6 g Protein; 1 g Fiber; 118 mg Sodium; 115 mg Potassium

1 1/2 Carbohydrate Serving

Exchanges: 1 1/2 other carbohydrate, 1 fat, 1/2 reduced-fat milk

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