Coeur à la Crème

Molded Fresh Cream Cheese

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Preparation info

  • Serves

    6

    • Difficulty

      Easy

Appears in

The Country Cooking of France

By Anne Willan

Published 2007

  • About

The perfect dessert on a hot summer day, Coeur à la Crème (also called crémets) is made of whipped crème fraîche lightened with meringue, then left to drain in cheesecloth. Often the mixture is molded in a heart shape (coeur). In the Loire Valley, where this dessert is most popular, you will find porcelain molds, pierced with holes for drainage, in several sizes. An inexpensive alternative is to poke holes in a metal cake pan, heart shaped or a simple round. To provide a sweet, even fluffie