Cheesecake: The ultimate wellness experience from Miraval Resorts

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From our The Vivant’s Top Ten: Chefs Share Their Favorite Dessert Recipe feature, we take a wellness trip to the Miraval Resort, where there is cheesecake. That’s my idea of wellness!

Miraval’s Lemon Blackberry Cheesecake Bites

A perfect combination of sweet and creamy with the brightness of lemon, these cheesecake bars are easy to make and easy to eat. Yield 15 servings.

Ingredients:

  • 2 eggs
  • 2 egg yolks
  • ½ tsp kosher salt
  • 1 cup raw sugar
  • 16 oz (2 cups) cream cheese
  • 8 oz (1 cup) Greek yogurt
  • ½ cup chocolate, melted
  • 1 cup blackberry jam
  • 2 tbsp water
  • 2 tbsp butter, melted
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1.5 cups gluten free oat cookie crumbs (see recipe below)

Instructions:

  1. In mixing bowl, combine cookie crumbs, butter and raw sugar to form a wet sand consistency. Distribute about 1 oz into each aluminum tin and press to create the crust. Bake at 325F for 10 mins, cool.
  2. In food processor, blitz raw sugar until fine. Add yolks, eggs, and salt and blitz until pale and fluffy.
  3. Add softened cream cheese and pulse until smooth. Scrape down bowl and add Greek yogurt and melted chocolate. Pulse until smooth..
  4. Distribute batter into disposable aluminum tins. Mix together blackberry jelly and water to make a pipe-able puree; pipe in a zig-zag motion over the batter.
  5. Using a toothpick, alternate dragging lines back and forth through the piped lines to create a chevron pattern.
  6. Bake at 300F in a water bath for 30-35 mins. Cool completely before serving.

Oat Cookie Crumbs

Ingredients:

  • ¼ cup gluten free flour mix
  • ½ cup rolled oats
  • ¼ cup raw sugar
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • 7/8 cups butter
  • 1 tsp kosher salt

Instructions:

  1. In a food processor, pulse together all ingredients except butter. Add softened butter 1-2 tbsp at a time, scraping the bowl down as needed.
  2. Transfer dough to a baking sheet lined with parchment and distribute evenly. Bake at 350F for 10-12 minutes, scraping halfway thru with a spatula.
  3. Once cookie crumbs are cooled, pulse in the food processor until you have crumbs.