5 from 1 vote
Natually Colored Conversation Heart Cheesecakes
Prep Time
45 mins
Cook Time
25 mins
Total Time
1 hr 10 mins
 

Use natural flavors to create these cheesecakes shaped like conversation heart candies for your Valentine's Day celebration.

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: conversation heart cheesecake, naturally flavored cheesecake
Servings: 18
Author: Beth
Ingredients
  • 1 cup graham cracker crumbs 15 squares
  • pinch of cinnamon
  • 4 tablespoons 1/2 stick butter, melted
  • 16 ounces 2 blocks cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 1/4 cups sour cream
Natural Coloring:
  • blue - 1-2 tablespoons blueberry puree
  • pink - 1-2 tablespoons raspberry puree
  • yellow- the zest from one lemon 1 teaspoon lemon juice, and 1 egg yolk
  • orange - 1 1/2 tablespoons carrot puree and 2 teaspoons orange juice
  • white - just plain cheesecakes
  • green - zest from two limes and lime juice
  • red- for painting on the words either blackberry or raspberry puree
Instructions
  1. Combine graham cracker crumbs, cinnamon, and butter.
  2. Spoon about a tablespoonful into each heart cavity. Press down into an even crust. Refrigerate until needed.
  3. Beat cream cheese. Add sugar and beat until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs and sour cream.
  4. Equally divide cheesecake batter into 6 bowls.
  5. Add fruit purees into bowl to create a bowl of blue, pink, yellow, orange, green and white batter.
  6. Pour colored batter into heart molds, making three of each color.
  7. Bake in a water bath at 325 degrees Fahrenheit for 22-25 minutes.
  8. Cool at room temperature for an hour then freeze for at least 2 hours.
  9. Un-mold and use red puree to paint sentiments onto the hearts.
  10. Keep refrigerated until serving.