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Pantry Recipe: Featuring Canned Cherries and Nutella
So Nutella Day came and went. But I did actually feed my family Nutella, even if it was the last tablespoons from three different jars. I had every intention of making Individual No Bake Nutella Cheesecakes, but it turns out that all of the Nutella jars in my pantry were practically empty.
So what do you do with just a couple Tablespoons of Nutella -- Because seriously you can't waste that stuff.
I made up these tasty (and extremely rich) individual no bake cheesecakes that turned out looking like a Sunday. Somewhere in the middle was a little dollop of Nutella -- just to surprise the tastebuds. On top I used my canned cherries and some of the cherry juice. But feel free to use cherry pie topping. But these were sweet and rich enough without the sugar shock of pie topping.
I also used wafers for the crumbly crust -- any cookie with a little cream filling (i.e. oreos) will work
4 to 6 Servings (You may want to make yours smaller than I did)
Layer 1 -- The Crust
10 Dulche de Leche cream filled cookie wafers, crushed into crumbs
1 TB melted butter
Layer 2 -- The Surprise
2 to 4 TB of Nutella
Layer 3 -- The Cheesecake
8 oz of cream cheese softened
1/3 Cup of sugar
2-4 TB of Lemon juice (depends how strong you want your lemon flavor)
1 Tsp of vanilla
1 tub of whip cream
Cherries or cherry pie topping
Chocolate chips (optional)
Combine layer one ingredients and press into the bottom of individual bowls or cups.
Add a dollop of Nutella on top of crust layer.
Beat cream cheese and sugar until well combined and smooth. Add vanilla and lemon juice. Beat to combine
Fold in whip cream until evenly mixed and no streaks remain. Pipe or spoon into containers. Leave room for topping.
Cover with saran wrap and chill in refrigerator for at least 2 hours.
Add cherry topping and chocolate chips if desired. Drizzle with cherry juice.
This is seriously rich and you may want to make smaller portions than those pictured here. But don't worry we ate it all. I just felt a little hippier the next day.