Raspberry Cheesecake with Dark Chocolate Mini Curls

Happy Mother’s Day!

This is a full weekend for our family.  Yesterday (May 9) was my mother’s birthday and today is Mother’s Day.

My (maternal) grandmother isn’t doing very well and we don’t know how much longer we are going to have her around.  She was a huge part of my life growing up and is one of the most important people in my life.  This 4 foot 10 inch giant is such a lovely person.  She has been there for me through everything in my life – good and bad.  My mother and her youngest brother decided that we should celebrate Mother’s Day together with my grandma.  So that is what we are doing today.

Any get-together is a struggle for anyone with food allergies.  Since I’m not sure that those providing food will remember my allergies, I decided I needed to bring my own safe food.  I’m taking a Quiche/Fritata (next week’s recipe) and these:

Raspberry Cheesecakes with Dark Chocolate Mini Curls:

Raspberry Cheesecake with Dark Chocolate Mini Curls
Raspberry Cheesecake with Dark Chocolate Mini Curls

16 ounce of non-dairy plain flavored cream cheese

1/3 to 1/2 cup egg whites (or 2 eggs)

½ cup sugar

1 tsp. lemon juice

1 to 1 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract

splash (1/8 tsp) almond extract

1 graham cracker pie crust (or 12 mini) – I used Keebler brand – they are non-dairy

1 can raspberry pie/cake filling

2 squares dark chocolate

 

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

In the bowl of an electric stand mixer, beat the cream cheese with the sugar until smooth.

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Add the eggs one at a time and beat until incorporated (if using egg whites like I did, slowly drizzle in while the mixer is mixing; mix well)

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Mix in the lemon juice and vanilla.

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Bake at 350 degrees F for 35-45 minutes until set.

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Allow to cool; scoop a bit of the filling onto the top of the cheesecake.

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using the small side of the grater, grate the chocolate on top of the cheesecake.

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Raspberry Cheesecake with Dark Chocolate Mini Curls

Refrigerate for a few hours or overnight before serving.

Do you have anything special planned for Mother’s Day?  If you are a mother, I hope you have a blessed day today.

 

(pardon the off-color & sometimes blurry pictures…my camera is not working correctly and the lighting at my mom’s house isn’t the greatest…thanks)

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