Fresh berries are a tasty and attractive topping, but any kind of fruit compote would work well. Come to think of it, so would chocolate or caramel sauce.
1 cup (250 ml) graham cracker crumbs (or bashed butter cookie crumbs)
2 tbsp (30 ml) butter, melted
1 8-oz (250 g) pkg cream cheese, at room temperature
3 tbsp (45 ml) sugar or honey
2 tbsp (30 ml) half & half or heavy cream
1/2 tsp (2 ml) vanilla
fresh berries, for topping
In a large bowl, beat the cream cheese, sugar, cream and vanilla until smooth. Divide between the jars, spooning over top of the graham crust and smoothing them lightly. Cover and refrigerate until you’re ready to serve. Top with fresh berries. Serves 6.
263 calories, 16.6 g fat (10.3 g saturated fat, 5 g monounsaturated fat, 1.3 g polyunsaturated fat), 53 mg cholesterol, 21.2 g carbohydrate, 3.6 g protein, 1.7 g fibre.
Originally published in ParentsCanada magazine, February/March 2016