Good-for-You Strawberry Tiramisu Cheesecake Cups for Springtime #SundaySupper {#grainfree #glutenfree}

It’s a Springtime #SundaySupper, and you know what springtime means…  up next is bathing suit season.  That calls for cheesecake.  Oh wait, I don’t like cheesecake

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How about…  Good-for-You Strawberry Tiramisu Cheesecake Cups?!  Look, portion control!  Plus they are gluten-free, grain-free, can be refined-sugar-free, high in protein, low in carbs.  Heck, even with my temporary blood sugar issues, I can eat one two one…  OK, OK, I’ll admit it – two.

Good-for-You Strawberry Tiramisu Cheesecake Cups | cupcakesandkalechips.com | #glutenfree #grainfree #nobake

For #SundaySupper this week, we are celebrating all things spring with a fun event hosted by Amber of Mama’s Blissful Bites.  Today is St. Patrick’s Day, so we’ve got green food for you, and Irish-inspired dishes and desserts.  But we also have lots of recipes that celebrate the bounty of the season – asparagus and leeks and lemons and lots of light salads.  Well, right now (actually for the past several weeks), I have been getting some gorgeous strawberries in the grocery store.  So I thought I would make a sweet treat that is light and and just sweet enough.  It’s time to move on from the heavy, rich comfort foods of winter – it’s SPRING!!

Last Friday, my hubby was awesome enough to watch The Bug and my friend’s two kids so that a couple of my girlfriends and I could run down the street and get some Thai food for dinner.  You know, sort of my last Girls’ Night Out before the baby is born.  Well, what Girls’ Night is complete without dessert?!  But with the gestational diabetes and wheat allergy, my dessert options are fairly limited, so that is where this idea was born.  An almond “crust”, just a bit of honey, with most of the sweetness coming from the natural sugars of the strawberries, and protein to balance those carbs in the form of mascarpone cheese and Greek yogurt.  And just a bit of shaved dark chocolate because, you know, what isn’t better without a little chocolate?

Good-for-You Strawberry Tiramisu Cheesecake Cups | cupcakesandkalechips.com | #glutenfree #grainfree #nobake

But just because it is good-for-you doesn’t mean it isn’t GOOD.  This was awesome!  My friends were stuffed, but finally gave in to having one – and they were glad they had just enough room.  They totally raved about these Strawberry Tiramisu Cheesecake Cups!  Heck, my friend’s 1 1/2 year old wanted to devour mama’s entire dessert, even after she had her mac and cheese, hot dogs, veggies, and a little snack.  And that same friend gave up sweets & treats for Lent, but these weren’t really dessert – more like a sweet snack, a yogurt parfait, if you will.  Totally acceptable!  And definitely just the perfect little treat to hit the sweet spot after a filling dinner.

Good-for-You Strawberry Tiramisu Cheesecake Cups | cupcakesandkalechips.com | #glutenfree #grainfree #nobake

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What is your favorite springtime fruit or veggie?  I adore strawberries and asparagus!

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Good-for-You Strawberry Tiramisu Cheesecake Cups for Springtime
 
These Strawberry Tiramisu Cheesecake Cups take a decadent dessert and turn it into individual good-for-you and just-plain-good treats!
Author:
Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 6
Ingredients
For the strawberry topping:
  • 1 c shopped strawberries
  • 1 T Triple Sec, Grand Marnier, or orange juice
For the cheesecake filling:
  • 8 oz. mascarpone cheese, at room temperature
  • ½ c plain Greek yogurt (I used Chobani 0% Plain)
  • 2 T honey
  • 1 t vanilla
For the crust:
  • 1 c ground almonds
  • 1 T honey
To assemble:
Instructions
For the strawberry topping:
  1. Combine strawberries and liqueur or orange juice, and let sit for about 30 minutes.
For the cheesecake filling:
  1. Combine the ingredients in a bowl, and stir until smooth and fully combined.
For the crust:
  1. Combine the ingredients in a bowl, and stir until the honey is evenly distributed and the mixture is slightly crumbly.
To assemble:
  1. Divide the almond mixture between 6 glasses or bowls, about 2½ T in each, and press down slightly.
  2. Top almond mixture with about 1 T berries in each glass or bowl.
  3. Divide the cheesecake filling between the glasses or bowls, about ¼ c in each.
  4. Divide the remaining berries between the glasses or bowls, about 1 T in each, and divide any juice that may have collected between the glasses or bowls.
  5. Sprinkle the grated chocolate over each of the cheesecake cups, and top with a strawberry, if desired.
  6. Refrigerate until ready to serve. Can be made the night before and kept chilled until serving.

Enjoy!

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Comments

  1. says

    Mixing strawberries with orange liqueur is one of my favorite ways of eating them. The rest of the ingredients in this recipe just fall together perfectly! Gorgeous Brianne, and so great that it´s a controlled portion. Have a great day, and good luck with the new baby!

  2. says

    What an awesome hubby you have… not only watches his kids but your friends kids too! And seriously… this may be one of the most beautiful desserts I have ever seen! YUM

  3. says

    Mmmmmm….we were on the same wavelength this week, but you kept yours to a proper serving side and more bikini friendly version! These sound fantastic! Hope you have a sweet babe in your arms soon!!! xo

    • says

      Haha, I’d love to sink a spoon into yours right now, but for the moment I have to keep mine a bit healthier. Don’t worry, I’ll be scouring all of my favorite sweet treats blogs for more decadent stuff soon enough!

  4. says

    Brianne, you’re amazing! You’re ready to pop any minute now (and looking awesome, btw). You’re battling gestational diabetes and have kept up such a positive attitude every step of the way. Now, you’ve made a luscious, decadent dessert using good-for-you ingredients. I’m drooling!

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