Gluten-Free Raspberry Cheesecake Jars

IMG_4698Gluten-Free Shortbread Cookies

  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/4 cup organic powdered sugar
  • 2 cups almond flour
  • pinch salt
  • 1/4 tsp almond extract

Cheesecake

  • 8 oz. cream cheese
  • 1 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 3/4 cup organic powdered sugar

Raspberry Mousse

  • 12 oz. fresh raspberries
  • 23 cup maple sugar
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 2 1/4 tsp gelatin + 1/4 cup water

Raspberry Curd

  • 2/3 cup raspberry juice (from bag of frozen raspberries, thawed)
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 6 egg yolks
  • 8 tbsp butter

Whipped Cream

  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup organic powdered sugar
  • freeze-dried raspberries (ground to powder) to dust on top

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Mousse Domes

20180314_125251So I worked at this bake house in Champagne, Illinois where I learned the beauty of silicon molds. How beautiful and professional things look once you take them out of the molds. I have been gradually increasing my inventory of molds ever since. Last year I acquired some dome shaped one.

My initial inclination was to make cheesecakes. And I have made some delicious domed cheesecakes served on top of a variety of shortbread (rose pistachio is super awesome). Last year, though, I gave the British Baking Show a rest and watched Zumbo’s Desserts on Netflix. I did like it (not as well), but it was a different kind of influence. I wanted to make mousse cakes. I had it set in my heart.

So that was my initial goal, make a mousse dome. About the same time I learned about the value of silicon molds, I learned about glazes. So I had my heart set on making a shiny chocolate glaze. Which I think I rocked, it totally glossy.

Once I got into the process though, I kind of began to dream of more. How about a sphere rather than just a dome? What if I make a meringue dome for the bottom? I’d kind of seen some on my Instagram. And I could fill that with another mousse. I found a delicious keto mascarpone mousse that I used. So good.

With the meringue, though, I would suggest eating them quickly! But also they taste so good and are so refreshing you’re going to want to.

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