Cheese-Based Dessert: Coeur a la Creme


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A delicious and simple dessert known as Coeur a la Creme—Heart of Cream—can be made using Yogurt Cream Cheese or Basic Cottage Cheese. Any fresh fruit may be used to garnish it. It's molded in a heart-shape basket

Coeur a la Crème

4 cups homemade cream cheese or cottage cheese       
2 tablespoons granulated sugar
1 pint fresh berries, sliced
1 cup Basic Yogurt
Granulated sugar to taste

  • Stir the cheese, at room temperature, with yogurt and 2 tablespoons sugar until smooth.
  • Line your heart-shape basket with cheesecloth; set on soup plate.
  • Pack the mixture into basket; drain and chill several hours, or overnight.
  • To serve, unmold; garnish with berries; sprinkle with sugar to taste.

Makes 8 servings.

© Athena G