Let’s Talk Cheesecake…

…Maple Mascarpone Cheesecake that is. This was my first attempt at a cheesecake, and I’ll have to say it was very tasty. This was a fabulous ending to our Christmas feast, and serves 16 people (unless some want seconds!). I was thrilled when the recipe said this dish could be made 5 days ahead of time. It was music to my ears during the busy holiday season. If I’m ever in need of an easy make ahead dessert, I’m turning to cheesecake!

This is me frantically taking a picture of the finished product while serving guests

Maple Mascarpone Cheesecake

Materials

  • butter
  • 1.5 cups walnut pieces
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 2 – 8 oz. packages cream cheese, softened
  • 1 – 3 oz. package cream cheese, softened
  • 8 oz. mascarpone cheese, softened
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/3 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon maple flavoring
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 1/4 cup pure maple syrup
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt

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