Sunday, May 20, 2007

I'm in Love with Chipotle Mayo!

Okay, so I've lived under a rock all these years. I've seen chipotle mayonnaise at the store, made by Kraft, I think, but never tried it. Never thought it would be something I liked. Until now. I tried some at lunch during our fact-finding hearing last week, and decided I really, really like it. So I made some here at home. Pretty simple - all I did was take one chipotle (I keep them individually frozen once I open a can) and diced it up, and mixed it with a cup of mayonnaise. The first thing I made with it was this bagel. I took an asiago cheese bagel, toasted it, spread it with chipotle mayonnaise, then added some ham and swiss cheese. Then I ran it under the broiler to melt the cheese. Yum! My taste buds still want more. Don says I need to slow down and not eat it every day, or else I'll get tired of it. But what else can I do with it? Does anybody use it in cooking?

After my spicy lunch, I decided to make some dessert. I found this recipe on, and adapted it to make it with even fewer carbs. (What's prune butter? The old recipe called for prune butter - which I figured out must be a fat replacement. So I used applesauce). One thing I would change when I make these again is to NOT use paper cups - the chocolate filling stuck so hard to the paper cups that they could not be separated. We ended up throwing away half of the cupcake since it stuck to the paper. So next time, I'll just spray the tins with nonstick spray.

Black-Bottom Cheesecake Cups
adapted from Cooking Light

1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
¾ cup Splenda Granular
⅓ cup unsweetened cocoa
1 tablespoon instant espresso granules
1 teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon salt
1 cup water
3.9-4 oz. container unsweetened applesauce
1 tablespoon white vinegar
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 package (8-ounce) nonfat cream cheese, softened
½ cup sifted powdered sugar
1 egg
Vegetable cooking spray
½ cup semisweet chocolate morsels
¼ cup chopped almonds

Preheat oven to 350˚. Combine first 6 ingredients in a large bowl. Combine water, prune butter, vinegar, and vanilla; stir well. Add to dry ingredients, stirring with a wire whisk until blended; set chocolate batter aside.
Beat cream cheese in a bowl at medium speed of a mixer until smooth. Add powdered sugar and egg, and beat until well-blended; set cream cheese mixture aside.

Coat 18 muffin cups with nonstick cooking spray. Divide chocolate batter evenly among cups; spoon cream cheese mixture evenly on top of chocolate batter in each cup. Sprinkle chocolate morsels and almonds over cream cheese mixture. Bake at 350° for 25 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Let cool in pans 5 minutes on a wire rack; remove from pans, and let cool completely on wire rack.


The Cookbook Junkie said...

You know, I bought some chipotle powder that I haven't found a use for yet - maybe I'll try mixing that with mayo.

Paula Deen always sprays the inside of the paper liners when she makes something like these cheesecakes cups. You might want to try that next time.

Debbi Does Dinner Healthy said...

HI, I just found your blog while looking for a picture of Kraft Chipotle Mayo! I love it too, I just put it on some turkey black bean burgers last night, I'm writing up the post and wanted to put a picture of the mayo. Cute blog! Great recipes, thanks!