Cream Cheese Pastry

Serves: 5

Ingredients:

Pastry:
3 eggs — room temp – reserve 1/2 yolk for filling
1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
1/4 cup artificial sweetener — heat stable like Splenda
1 teaspoon cinnamon
3 tablespoons ricotta cheese
Filling:
4 ounces cream cheese
1/2 egg yolk reserved from Pastry
1/4 cup artificial sweetener
1/4 teaspoon vanilla

How to Prepare:
Pastry: Separate eggs carefully,reserving 1/2 yolk for the filling.
Whip whites till very stiff with cream of tartar.
Mix the remaining yolks, cinnamon, cheese and sweetener until smooth.
Fold yolk mixture into beaten whites and portion into 6 mounds on a buttered cookie sheet, make an indentation in the top of each roll to hold filling.
Filling: Microwave cream cheese until soft enough to stir into a smooth pasty consistency.
Add remaining ingredients to cream cheese and stir until smooth. Fill each roll on the cookie sheet with filling.
Bake 40 minutes in a 300 degree oven. Bake until golden

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