Here's how it shakes down: on the way home, pick up some mini cheesecake bites at the grocery store or your local Walmart Supercentre (emit gasp of horror here). Grab a pint of fresh raspberries and a lemon and you are on your way!
|Worst dessert picture ever, but I was already down one bottle of Viognier|
which also led to forgetting to garnish with the fresh mint leaves that were in the fridge!
Lemon Raspberry Coulis
1 pint fresh raspberries
1/4 cup sugar
zest of one lemon
juice of half a lemon
a couple of fresh mint leaves to garnish with
1 pkg cheesecake bites
|Pretty damn good for being purchased by Walmart! Superstore also|
makes a mean box o' mini cheesecake bites too!
In a mini food processor, combine the raspberries, sugar, lemon zest & juice. Pulse until liquified.
Strain the seeds out through a sieve (I will be honest - I ate all of the seeds that stayed in sieve - extra fibre never killed anyone!)
|crunch, crunch, crunch!|
So next up, you artfully drizzle, pour, smear, paint or drip your tart and sweet coulis over your dessert plates and place your tiny cheesecake bites on top. Don't pull a Shannon and forget to garnish with the mint leaves! Then. You. Are. Done. Looks semi-fancy and it impressed the hell out of my guests last week - whether or not that was the wine talking, who cares - all I know is that there were no leftovers and the plates were practically licked clean!!
Everyone have a Happy Valentimes!!!