Mini Raspberry Cheeze-Cakes
MAKES 12 MINI-CAKES
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Thoroughly coat a 12-cup standard muffin tin with vegan margarine.
To make the crust, put the raisins, pecans, and coconut in a high-performance blending appliance and process until the mixture forms soft dough. Transfer the dough to a plate. Put 1 heaping tablespoon of the dough into each muffin cup in a 12-cup, standard muffin tin. Gently press the dough into the bottom of the cup. Pre-bake the crust for 7 minutes. Put the pan on a wire rack and let cool for 10 to 15 minutes before filling.
Meanwhile, put the filling ingredients in a high-performance blending appliance and process until very smooth. Divide the filling evenly among the 12 muffin cups, smoothing out the top as you go. Bake for 20 to 24 minutes, or until the filling is almost set. Put the pan on a wire rack and loosen the sides of each mini-cake with a knife.
Drizzle 1/4 teaspoon of maple syrup over top of each mini-cake. Let cool 10 minutes, then carefully remove each mini-cake from the muffin cup, and place it on the wire rack to further cool.
While the mini-cakes cool, put 1/3 cup PAPA VINCE orange marmalade, the remaining 2 teaspoons maple syrup, and 2 teaspoons of water in a small bowl and briskly whisk until combined. Spoon about 1 1/2 heaping teaspoons of the mixture over the top of each mini-cake. Artfully press 3 raspberries into the top of each cheesecake. Refrigerate at least 4 hours before serving.
This is a recipe that was shared by one of our loyal Papa Vince customers. They joined us on our Olive Harvest Tour in Sicily last year and came back with a love in their hearts for Sicily and all things Papa Vince.
We love our customers to share their healthy recipe ideas with us and we can't wait to try this dish ourselves, what better combination than chicken, spinach, tomatoes and mushrooms.
We met Teresa in Messina who invited us into her beautiful Italian home & showed us how to make some of her favorite family recipes. This Linguine recipe is one that she started making just to get creative in the kitchen. The combination of the anchovies and the omega 9 fatty acids in the Extra Virgin Olive Oil make this a health boosting recipe. If you're concerned about the linguine and want a more nutritious option, why not use Papa Vince Tumminia Pasta which is made with ancient grain and contains 6 times more fiber than regular pasta.