Saturday, February 11, 2012

No-Bake Cheesecake Cups with Concord Grapes

300 Recipes in 1 Year
Recipe #27

Mom always knows one of the perfect gifts to give me are cookbooks. Christmas is no different! She got me "Sweet & Skinny" by Marisa Churchill.

There are a lot of fun & skinny recipes that I will be trying a lot of! :) I was one happy girl when I unwrapped this!

These cups have 240 calories & 12 grams of fat

Here are the goods you'll need:
  • 6 oz of Kraft reduced-fat cream cheese {neufchatel}
  • 1/4 cup of powdered sugar
  • 2/3 cup frozen lite Cool Whip
  • 1 cup grapes, halved
  • 1/3 cup finely ground honey graham cracker crumbs
Serves 4
Preparation/Freeze time: 35 minutes

Mix cream cheese and powdered sugar on medium speed for 30 seconds, just until combined. Add the frozen whipped topping and beat for 1 minute longer, until the mixture is smooth and free of lumps.

Spoon about 1/4 cup of the cheesecake mixture into four serving glasses. Freeze for 25 minutes to firm the cheesecakes. Place the bowl with the remaining cheesecake mixture in the freezer as well. 

To Serve: Divide the grapes among the chilled cheesecakes, holding back 8 grapes for garnish. Divide all of the graham cracker crumbs among the cups, sprinkling it over the tops. Spoon the remaining cheesecake mixture from the cowl over the cups, dividing it evenly among them. Top each cup with  grape halves, and serve immediately. 

This was a super easy dessert to whip up quickly! 

A few notes: 
*The recipe serves 4, a small 4. It was a good dessert, but it left me wanting more :( BUT that was due to it being so delish!!!
*Our group was half and half on the grapes. Personally you can't go wrong with grapes with anything and thought it was PERFECT! Like I can't believe I would have never thought to pair grapes and cheesecake before. The other half wasn't too fond of it. My suggestion is that if you read the title and think that grapes sound good, you'll love it. If you read the title and are hesitant, then go with another fruit. 

You will love these petite cheesecake and I'm now officially obsessed with grapes and cheesecake together!

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