Photo: William Dickey; Styling: Lisa Powell Bailey
3 tablespoons seedless raspberry preserves
1 tablespoon orange liqueur
1 (3-oz.) package cream cheese, softened
1/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup heavy cream
8 ladyfingers, halved crosswise
8 fresh raspberries
Garnish: fresh mint sprigs
How to Make It
Microwave raspberry preserves in a small microwave-safe bowl at HIGH 20 seconds. Stir in liqueur.
Beat cream cheese and sugar at medium speed with an electric mixer until creamy (about 1 minute).
Beat heavy cream with an electric mixer until soft peaks form. Fold into cream cheese mixture. Spoon into a zip-top plastic bag. (Do not seal.) Snip 1 corner of bag with scissors to make a hole (about 1/2 inch in diameter).
Press 1 ladyfinger half onto bottom of 1 (1 1/2-oz.) shot glass. Repeat procedure with 7 more shot glasses. Drizzle about 1/2 tsp. raspberry mixture into each glass. Pipe a small amount of cream cheese mixture evenly into each glass. Repeat procedure with remaining ladyfingers, raspberry mixture, and cream cheese mixture. Top each glass with 1 raspberry. Cover and chill 2 hours. Garnish, if desired.
So easy and quick to make- Huge crowd pleaser and they look and taste much more difficult than they really are!
I used hard ladyfingers instead of soft because my grocery didn't have any and I added dark chocolate shavings as well as a piece of dark chocolate and they turned out great!
I also tripled the recipe, the bigger the better :-)