I have had these cute little heart-shaped springform pans forever, and haven't used them. Are they not the cutest little things ever??
And now...on to the cheesecake!!
First, I took the almonds and Splenda for a little spin in the food processor to grind them up. Then, I added some melted butter and mixed them together.
I put some of the nut mixture in each pan and pressed it down using my Pampered Chef Mini Tart Shaper, then threw them in the oven while I made the cheescakey filling.
Cream cheese, sugar, eggs, and vanilla went into the food processor and took a quick little whirl.
I divided the filling up between the 3 little pans and smoothed them out a little. So pretty!
Here they are after 30 minutes in the oven. A little bit cracked...because my cheesecake ALWAYS cracks. I am just too lazy to do a water bath, but maybe one of these days... Until then, we just don't pay those cracks any attention!!!
Before I tell you how they tasted, please observe a moment of silence for one fallen soldier who perished at the hands of the clumsy cook...
And now...the verdict...
Once I could tear my honey away from his cheesecake long enough to let me know how it was, he proclaimed it to be...
"Guilt-free and delicious!!"
Now...what ELSE can I make in those cute little pans??