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Individual No bake Carrot Halwa Cheesecakes

Pavani
Creamy, decadent and oh-so delicious Carrot Halwa Cheesecake. This Indian inspired dessert is perfect to make ahead for Indian style parties.
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Total Time 3 hrs 15 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine fusion, north indian
Servings 4 servings

Ingredients
  

For the Carrot Halwa Filling:

  • 1 cup Carrot Halwa
  • 1/4 cup Cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 tsp Ground Cardamom
  • 1~2 tbsp Sugar (optional)

Other Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup Graham Cracker Crumbs Grind about 4~6 graham crackers in a food processor until smooth
  • 1 tbsp Unsalted Butter, melted
  • 1/4 cup whipping cream
  • 1~2 tbsp Confectioners Sugar
  • 1/2 tsp Saffron extract
  • Few Strands saffron
  • 1 tbsp Pistachios, chopped

Instructions
 

Make the Carrot Halwa Filling:

  • Make your favorite Carrot Halwa recipe. Link to the recipe I used is in the post.
  • Whisk softened cream cheese until smooth and creamy. Add the carrot halwa and mix well. Taste to see if it needs any sugar. If it needs more, then add some sugar along with ground cardamom. Mix well.

For the Whipped Cream Topping:

  • Whip cream along with confectioners sugar, saffron extract and saffron strands until stiff peaks form.

To Assemble:

  • Combine melted butter and graham cracker crumbs. Place 1 tbsp of the mixture in the bottom of the glasses. Lightly press with the back of the spoon to compact it.
  • Spoon about 1/4 cup of carrot halwa mixture on top of the crust in each glass. Top with quarter of the whipped cream. Sprinkle with chopped pistachios. Refrigerate for about 2 hours before serving.

Notes

Here's the link to my Carrot Halwa. You can make the halwa a day in advance.