~mascarpone cheesecake with shortbread pignoli crust recipe~
100 lorna doone shortbread cookies (finely ground)
2/3 cup pignolis
10 Tbls. unsalted butter
preheat oven to 350
place in buttered half pan and bake till golden brown.
remove from oven and cool
30 ounces of cream cheese softened
12 ounces mascarpone cheese room temp. (1 cup about)
1 1/8 cup of sugar
5 large eggs
1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1 1/2 tsp fresh lemon juice
1/4 and 1/8 tsp salt
beat cream cheese, mascarpone and sugar in large bowl till fluffy
add one egg at a time then add vanilla, lemon juice and salt mix on low till combined, pour into crust and bake(350degrees) until cake is set.