Strawberry Mascarpone Cheesecake

Hi everyone! Hope you guys are well! The holidays are fast approaching and I like to share with you all one of my favorite desserts, CHEESECAKE. It’s not just any ordinary cheesecake; it’s an Italian cheesecake that I have learned 7 years ago from watching Giada’s cook show. I don’t have a sweet tooth but there are a few desserts I like love and cheesecake was one of them. Over the years I made many errors and trials on this recipe but I think I finally got it down. Its sweet but not overly sweet, and I love how the mascarpone cheese compliments the regular cream cheese. Want to see how I make this? Continue reading.

Ingredients

Crust:

1 box of speculoos cookies (can be found at Trader’s Joes, or you can use half a box of graham crackers) 3 tablespoons of melted butter 1 9 inch spring form pan

Filling: 2 8 oz package of cream cheese 2 8 oz containers of mascarpone cheese 4 eggs, room temperature 1 ¼ cups of sugar juice of half a lemon 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract 1 cup of fresh strawberries 3 sheets of foil

Directions: