Friday, May 21, 2010

~mascarpone cheesecake with shortbread pignoli crust recipe~

~mascarpone cheesecake with shortbread pignoli crust recipe~

for crust:

100 lorna doone shortbread cookies (finely ground)
2/3 cup pignolis
10 Tbls. unsalted butter

preheat oven to 350
combine ingredients
place in buttered half pan and bake till golden brown.
remove from oven and cool

for filling:
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.

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