Thursday, February 2, 2012

Love Filled New York Lemon Cheesecake with Raspberry Hearts....

How about something special for those you love?! And if they didn't love you before, they are bound to love you now! :)

This particular cheesecake was made for the birthday of someone special to me, Mr. Rose--Happy Birthday!!!!

New York Lemon Cheesecake with Raspberry Hearts

This cheesecake makes a statement in its flavor and presentation.

Evenly smooth out the sour cream-lemon curd topping.

Evenly place raspberry dots using a piping bag and tip.

All you need is a piping bag, small round piping tip and a toothpick

Drag the toothpick in a circular motion, NEVER stop and pick back up!

 Heart Decorated Cheesecake
New York Lemon Cheesecake with Raspberry Hearts
Author: Brenna Bowers

An easy way to decorate without skimping on the 'WOW' factor!

1/4 cup frozen raspberries
4 Tablespoons orange juice
2 Tablespoons white sugar
1 Homemade New York Cheesecake, chilled (my favorite author:America's Test Kitchen)
1/2 cup lemon curd (my favorite brand: Trader Joe's)
1 1/2 cups sour cream

Extra tools: fine strainer, piping bag, small round piping tip, toothpick

In a small sauce pot on low heat , stir the raspberries, orange juice and sugar. Allow to simmer very low and slow for 10-15 minutes. (The mixture should become thicker than liquid but thinner than jam.) Cook longer or add a splash more orange juice if the consistency is not correct. Discard the seeds by passing the hot mixture through a fine strainer using a spatula. Allow to cool. Place into the piping bag with a piping tip. 

In a small bowl, mix the sour cream and lemon curd. Spread onto the cooled cheesecake. Spread evenly with a spatula or back of a large spoon staring at the outer-edge of the cheesecake (spin the plate rather than your arm for perfect rings). 

Pipe dots (smaller than the size of a chocolate chip) evenly spaced in a spiral until the entire cheesecake is covered. 

Beginning with the dot on the outer most edge, drag a toothpick through each dot. NEVER PICK UP the toothpick unless you have drug the point through the end of the last dot.


1 comment:

  1. It not only looked great was delicious. Sharon:)