Coeur a la Creme with Raspberry Sauce
This dreamy Coeur a la Creme with Raspberry Sauce is made to impress! Made in the classic heart-shaped mold, it’s perfect for Valentine’s Day or anytime you need an impressive dessert!
Like a No-Bake Cheesecake Recipe, this heart-shaped dessert is ultra-creamy, decadent, and impossible to resist going back for seconds!
Why You Must Make
- This dessert is perfect for Valentine’s Day.
- It’s rich, luscious and perfect for special occasions.
- You can buy the specialized ceramic mold or use my suggestion with items you already have in your kitchen!
How to Make
- Line your basket, mold, or colander with cheesecloth.
- Mix the ingredients together.
- Add to the lined mold.
- Cover the top with cheesecloth, place over a dish to catch the whey or the moisture that will drain, and refrigerate overnight.
- Before serving, unwrap the top and invert onto a serving dish.
- Don’t be concerned if you don’t get a lot of moisture drained from your mold, it will vary on the brand of ingredients you use.
- To serve, place the coeur a la creme on a serving plate. I put mine over a big ruby puddle of raspberry sauce, but you can use the sauce as a topping instead, then garnish with luscious fresh berries.
- It would be equally as wonderful with a strawberry sauce, just use the best ripe berries you have available. Hubby definitely enjoyed this, even though there was no chocolate in sight.
- It has a similar taste and texture as cheesecake, so make it for any cheesecake lover in your life. And with the heart shape, it’s perfect for wedding anniversaries, Valentine’s Day and more.
Frequently Asked Questions
Coeur à la crème is a French phrase that translates to Heart with Cream.
Coeur a la Creme is pronounced KEWR ah la KREHM.
You do not need any specialized cookware to make this dish. Just line an ordinary bowl with a double layer of cheesecloth, add the cream mixture, fold the cheesecloth over top to cover, and place the wrapped mixture in a strainer over a bowl. Refrigerate as directed. It will not be heart-shaped but it will delight your taste buds nonetheless!
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Coeur a la Creme with Raspberry Sauce
An exquisite no-bake cheesecake in a heart shape! Perfect for any celebration!
For Coeur a la Creme:
- 12 ounces cream cheese, at room temperature
- 1 1/4 cups powdered sugar
- 2 1/2 cups heavy cream
- 2 teaspoons vanilla bean paste (or vanilla extract)
- 1/4 teaspoon grated lemon zest
- 1 cup fresh raspberries
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1 cup seedless raspberry jam, I used Bonne Maman and strained the seeds
- 1 tablespoon Grand Marnier or other orange or berry liqueur
- Fresh raspberries to garnish
- Beat the cream cheese and powdered sugar in a stand mixer with the paddle attachment on high speed for 2 minutes.
- Change to a whisk attachment and mix tin the heavy cream, vanilla, lemon zest, and vanilla bean seeds on low, then increase mixer speed to high until the mixture is very thick, like whipped cream.
- Line a coeur a la creme dish or a sieve with a piece of cheesecloth (large enough to drape over sides). Place over a bowl to catch any liquid drainage.
- Scrape the cream mixture into the dish and fold cheesecloth over top. Refrigerate overnight.
- To make the sauce, combine fresh raspberries, sugar and 2 tablespoons water in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil, then lower heat and cook for about 4 minutes.
- Mix in jam and Grand Marnier. Put mixture in a food processor and pulse till smooth. Chill.
- To serve, unmold coeur a la creme onto a serving plate. Drizzle the sauce around the perimeter and garnish with fresh berries.
Note that this dessert requires an overnight chilling/draining time.
My mold will not hold all the coeur a la creme, so I place the excess into small ramekins.
Recipe adapted from Ina Garten.
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 656Total Fat: 42gSaturated Fat: 26gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 12gCholesterol: 127mgSodium: 167mgCarbohydrates: 65gFiber: 2gSugar: 55gProtein: 5g
79 Comments on “Coeur a la Creme with Raspberry Sauce”
this is so elegant – you always have these amazing desserts that I have never tried before – why can’t we be neighbors??????
Beautiful!!!! This is my idea of a perfect dessert.
Beautiful cake! Perfect for Valentine’s Day! ♥♥♥
This is another pretty desert! Have you ever thought of writing a book?
Oh My Goodness!! This sounds and looks amazing!
This looks amazing! I have never made coeur a la creme but now I have to ad it to my must-try list! Pinning!
And by the way, where the heck do you get such perfect raspberries all the time? I´m jealous
I have to say Liz, I´m not a bit impressed you have a coeur a la creme mold, it´s a dessert that goes so well with you! I never made it but I´m very intrigued. Guess I´ll have to use a round mold instead. Have a great day my sweet friend!
What a wonderful dish, would you serve it as dessert or an hors d’œuvres? I love the heart shape and yes, I really love the cross-hatch texture on the dish. Your presentation is out of this world.
And I don’t know why I just called you Carol, Liz! So sorry about that!
Oh Carol…this is beautiful. You know, this is something I’ve always wanted to try and I think you’ve just inspired me. Going to bump this up on the bucket list. And so perfect for a Valentine’s dessert!
This sounds delicious! I love your presentation with the raspberries too. I need to find one of those molds! Thanks for sharing!
I am just as jealouse as Paula, I want raspberries!!!
Nice little toy dish you got there Liz, I have never seen such a dish (or maybe I was just blind again).
Stunning dessert Liz! Absolutely stunning.
I love when we buy new kitchen toys, it makes cooking/baking that much more fun!! I honestly have done the same thing, I have kitchen toys I still need to use:-) Your couer a la creme looks fantastic, and so pretty! Hugs, Terra
I’ve never made the large sized ones – I have the smaller individual molds (that I used for the upcoming Dorie recipe) that I prefer. That said, for a dinner party this is beautiful!
Oh my goodness this looks like perfection in a dish. I will be right on over for a sample. 🙂
Cream heart with raspberries! Sooo pretty. It’s refreshing, too, to have a Valentine’s dessert that is light. Thank you for another stellar recipe, Liz =)
P.s. Like the mint garnish, too. Truly right out of a Gourmet magazine.
You always make such pretty desserts, Lizzy! This looks so elegant!
Too cute! And that raspberry sauce sounds amazing!