MINI BERRY GOAT CHEESE CAKES

Ellen Bales

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@Starwriter

When I saw these in Family Circle Magazine a few weeks ago I knew I had to share. Now can anyone tell me where I can buy goat cheese? I need to make these ASAP!
07-09-15


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Serves:

12

Prep:

20 Min

Cook:

15 Min

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

8 oz
gingersnaps
4 Tbsp
unsalted butter, melted
8 oz
goat cheese, room temperature
8 oz
cream cheese, room temperature
2/3 c
plus 1 tbsp. sugar
1/8 tsp
salt
2
eggs
1 tsp
vanilla extract
1 c
blackberries
1 c
raspberries
1 c
blueberries
mint leaves for garnish (optional)

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Crush gingersnaps in a food processor; process until finely ground (makes about 1 cup). Pour in melted butter; process until well combined.
2
Insert 12 liners in a standard-size square or round muffin pan. Press 2 Tbsp. of the ground gingersnaps firmly into each liner.
3
Beat goat cheese and cream cheese with a hand mixer on low until smooth. Add 2/3 cup of the sugar and the salt; beat until combined. Incorporate eggs one at a time, then add vanilla. Beat on high until smooth, about 2 minutes.
4
Pour evenly into muffin liners. Bake at 350ยบ for 15 minutes, until set. Cool to room temperature, then refrigerate until cold.
5
Meanwhile, combine blackberries, raspberries, blueberries, remaining 1 Tbsp. sugar and 1 Tbsp. WATER in a pot. Cook over medium heat until berries burst, about 5 minutes. Cool. Refrigerate until using.
6
Remove cakes from pan and peel off liners. Spoon berries on top of each cake and garnish with mint leaves if desired.

About this Recipe

Main Ingredient: Dairy
Regional Style: American
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian