Mascarpone cheesecake

Yield: 1 cake

Measure Ingredient
1 cup Graham cracker crumbs
1 tablespoon Sugar
½ teaspoon Cinnamon
14 ounces Mascarpone
½ cup Sugar
2 cups Sour cream
¼ teaspoon Ground ginger
3 ounces Butter, melted
2 Eggs
1 teaspoon Vanilla extract
¼ cup Sugar




Mix the crust ingredients well, and press on a buttered 9" pie shell.

Chill the crust.

Preheat oven to 350 F (175 C).

In a blender, blend mascarpone until smooth. Gradually add sugar, vanilla, and then the eggs one by one. Pour into the pie shell, and bake 25 minutes.

Take the cake out of the oven, and let stand 20 minutes. Decrease the oven heat to 300 F (150 C).

Mix the sour cream and sugar well, and spread gently on the cake.

Bake 5 minutes at 300 F (150 C).

Take the cake out of the oven, cool to room temperature, and then refrigerate a few hours (or overnight). Serve cold.

Origin: Israeli Mascarpone "Gad" package. Recipe by Phyllis Glazer.

Translated by Gabi Shahar, December 1994.

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