White Chocolate Cherry Cups

White Chocolate Cherry Cups
Servings: 24 Yield: Makes 24 cups. Prep 30 mins Chill 1 hr 15 mins Cook 2 mins

Ingredients

  • 5 ounces white baking chocolate, chopped
  • 2 teaspoons vegetable oil
  • 24 small paper candy liners
  • 1/2 cup dried cherries, chopped
  • 1/2 cup boiling water
  • 3 tablespoons brandy
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 3 tablespoons confectioners sugar
  • 1 drop red food coloring
  • 1/4 teaspoon grated lemon rind

Make It

1. Melt white chocolate and oil in medium microwave-safe bowl on high in microwave oven for 2 minutes, stirring halfway through. Using small clean brush, spread about 1 teaspoon into bottom and up side of each paper cup. Chill cups until firm, about 10 minutes, reserving any extra chocolate.

2. Place cherries in medium bowl. Add boiling water and brandy. Soak 5 minutes. Drain, reserving liquid.

3. Remove cups from refrigerator. Reinforce any weak spots inside cups with melted chocolate. Chill to set.

4. Beat cream cheese, confectioners sugar, food coloring, lemon rind and 2 tablespoons cherry soaking liquid in bowl. Stir in plumped cherries. Transfer to plastic food-storage bag; snip off corner. Pipe into cups, mounding slightly. Chill 1 hour or until firm. Makes 24 cups.

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe: 24; Amount Per Serving: cal. (kcal): 87, Fat, total (g): 6, chol. (mg): 12, sat. fat (g): 3, carb. (g): 7, fiber (g): , pro. (g): 1, sodium (mg): 35, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.