Coeur à la Crème

Top velvety individual custards with fresh berries for an attractive, tasty dessert.

  • Prep Time 15 min
  • Total Time 4 hr 15 min
  • Servings 8

Ingredients

1/4
cup water
1
envelope unflavored gelatin (2 teaspoons)
2
cups fat-free cottage cheese
4
oz (half 8-oz package) reduced-fat cream cheese (Neufchâtel)
4
oz (half 8-oz package) fat-free cream cheese
1/2
cup sugar
1
teaspoon vanilla
2
cups fresh raspberries, blackberries, blueberries or combination

  • 1 In 1-quart saucepan, place water; sprinkle with gelatin. Let stand 1 minute to soften. Heat over medium heat about 2 minutes, stirring occasionally, until gelatin is dissolved. Remove from heat; cool slightly.
  • 2 In food processor, place remaining ingredients except berries. Cover; process 1 to 2 minutes, stopping processor to scrape down sides as needed, until very smooth. Stir in cooled gelatin mixture.
  • 3 Line 3-cup shallow heart-shaped mold or bowl with cheesecloth, leaving cloth hanging over side of mold. Pour in cheese mixture; fold cloth loosely over top. Refrigerate at least 4 hours until just firm or overnight.
  • 4 Place serving plate upside down over mold; turn plate and mold over. Remove mold. Garnish with berries.

Expert Tips

This classic French dessert will remind you of a very creamy no-bake cheesecake minus the crust. It can be made up to 2 days ahead.

Coeur à la crème molds can be found in gourmet shops. They are heart-shaped with holes in the bottom so liquid can drip off as the mold chills.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
160
(
Calories from Fat
35),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
4g
4%
(Saturated Fat
2 1/2g,
2 1/2%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
15mg
15%;
Sodium
350mg
350%;
Total Carbohydrate
20g
20%
(Dietary Fiber
2g
2%
  Sugars
17g
17%
),
Protein
11g
11%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
8%;
Vitamin C
15%;
Calcium
15%;
Iron
0%;
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 1 1/2 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.