When I worked at the restaurant, Millard’s at the Summit, one of my joys was creating desserts for the owner. We both liked the same family style type desserts. This recipe is a an on plan version of our Dark Cherry Clafoutis (Custard Pie). Clafoutis is delicious but would be a crossover with the Trim Healthy Mama lifestyle. Flaugnarde (pronounced: [floɲaʁd]) is a baked French dessert with fruit arranged in a buttered dish and covered with a thick flan-like batter.
We love chocolate and coffee at our house. This is another great recipe from my recipe box and cheesecake baking days from Millard’s at The Summit restaurant. Although my original recipe called for rum I wanted to bring this delicious cheesecake into a healthy version for Trim Healthy Mama followers.
Instead of dissolving the instant coffee into rum I used sour cream and it works beautifully. Well worth the few minutes that it takes for the two to meld together.
I remember those poke cakes that my grandmother used to make with a cake mix and brightly colored jello. They certainly were fun and colorful but not very healthy. This lemon sticky poke cake is low carb, gluten free, fun and easy to make. It can be cooked in the Instant Pot or traditionally baked the oven. It has a very unique texture and an incredible lemon flavor.
I’ve always had a love of baking but cheesecakes were one of my specialties. Working as part of the wait staff at a local restaurant, Millard’s at the Summit, our chef and leader Rick Denny was always open for specials and menu ideas from his staff. Rick allowed me to create and bake specialty cheesecakes for the restaurant. This work experience is how my love of creating unique desserts emerged.
When I was a child my mother used to make us special pumpkin pie pudding cups. This is a tradition that I carried on with my family. She would do these while making the Thanksgiving pies. For my brothers and I this was a big deal when we were growing up on the farm. I honestly think it was Mom’s way of making us something special that was healthier than cake or cookies.
Here’s the oven version of my Instant Pot Raspberry Cheesecake with a Chocolate Crust. The oven baked version will develop a slightly browned top and have a slightly different texture then one from the Instant Pot but trust me it’s still delicious. I made this in the oven long before I started using my Instant Pot.
One of our favorite desserts is cheesecake and it’s a blessing that we can have this delight on the Trim Healthy Mama Plan. This Instant Pot Raspberry Cheesecake with a Chocolate Crust is the perfect dessert for a special occasion or family get together. This cheesecake recipe is a bit lighter and creamier than most. Did I mention that the crust resembles the flavor of Oreo cookies? Yep, it does without all the sugar and junk. This cheesecake keeps very well covered in the refrigerator allowing you to prepare a few days ahead.