Thursday, October 7, 2010


I love cheesecake but am a little leery of making it from scratch and the whole "baking" thing.
This tastes just like cheesecake and you can use whatever sliced fruit or berries and roasted glazed nuts....sometimes I even substitute crushed biscotti cookies for the nuts...whatever you like!
It is a great make-ahead dessert too which I need since I am just not a baker or much of a dessert fan. This makes about 4 servings so adjust the ingredients for your crowd.
2 ounces Brie cheese, room temp
3 ounces cream cheese, room temp
2-3 tbl sugar
1 tsp lemon juice
2 cups sliced strawberries
1/2 cup butter-toffee glazed sliced almonds (bulk section of your grocery)
drizzle of honey (optional)
Discard the rind of the Brie cheese. In a medium bowl beat Brie, cream cheese, sugar and lemon juice until almost smooth.
In a parfait glass divide about half the strawberries in the bottom of the glasses. Top with the cheese mixture and then sprinkle with almonds. Repeat this and if you want, drizzle some honey on the top.
And just for GRINS...costs about $3.50 per person and only has 250 calories per person!!!!!


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