No Bake Mascarpone Cheesecake

No Bake Mascarpone Cheesecake

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No Bake Mascarpone Cheesecake is simple to make and will definitely satisfy your sweet tooth!

No Bake Mascarpone Cheesecake Pinterest PinA friend of a friend of a friend… found a great “cheese guy” recently- making good Italian cheese a bit more affordable to us. You’d be shocked how expensive cheddar cheese, cream cheese, mozzarella cheese balls, and mascarpone cheese are here! Yes some things are cheap- vegetables and tofu for example. Tofu is like pennies- which is awesome but I can only eat so much Chinese ingredients. Generally I’ll splurge on cheese, but when I was told of cheese at a great price I was elated and went a bit overboard on my order (are you surprised?- of course not!)

I used up quite a few mozzarella balls in the first few days and the rest I threw in the freezer. On the other hand the mascarpone went straight to the freezer. I didn’t know what I wanted to do with it and I didn’t want to forget about it and it goes bad. Mascarpone cheese freezes well- just give it a a good whisking before you incorporate it in the other ingredients.

Well this weekend I was watching Food Network with the hubby. Valeria Bertinelli was on and I can I just say I love her! Her recipes are awesome and easy to make and always delicious. She had a recipe for Blueberry Cheesecake Filo Cups with mascarpone that made my mouth water… and guess what? I have mascarpone in the freezer. I took it out of the freezer immediately but it was going to take overnight for it to thaw in the refrigerator. For a No Bake Mascarpone Cheesecake I would have to be patient!

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I am always looking for a good no bake cheesecake recipe so I knew I had to make this- only problem is filo cups don’t exist in China… ugh expat problems!! Being a Shanghai Food Blogger really isn’t easy!

Not to be deterred I decided to keep it simple and use a digestive cracker crust (they’re a lot like graham crackers only better IMHO since they’re not as sweet) and top mine of with a recipe for Chunky Strawberry Sauce that I made last year. My kids love this sauce on everything- especially pancakes and waffle but it is absolutely amazing over the mascarpone filling.

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With the help of my foodie partner in crime Haley- we made 12 of these and holy smokes are they so freaking good! The mascarpone filling works amazing as a no bake cheesecake!

These No Bake Mascarpone Cheesecakes taste best eaten right away but they’ll keep for a day or two in the refrigerator. If you find that you cannot finish all 12 in two days- because you are CRAZY!- then pop them in the freezer and enjoy them as a frozen treat whenever!

Yields 12 individual cheesecakes

No Bake Marscapone Cheesecake

No Bake Mascarpone Cheesecake is simple to make and will definitely satisfy your sweet tooth!

60 minPrep Time

1 hrTotal Time

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Ingredients

  • 250 grams Digestive Crackers or Graham Crakcers
  • 1/2 cup (4oz) Butter, melted and cooled
  • 2 cups Mascarpone 
  • 1 Lemon, zested and juiced 
  • 3/4 cup Confectionary Sugar
  • Pinch of Salt
  • Chunky Strawberry Sauce
  • 1½ pounds Strawberries, hulled
  • ⅓ Cup Sugar
  • ¼ Cup Water
  • 1T Cornstarch + ¼ Cup Water

Instructions

    Chunky Strawberry Sauce
  1. Combine strawberries, sugar and water. In a wide bottom pan, bring to boil over medium heat, stirring occasionally, for 5-7 minutes. Skim any foam off the top.
  2. Add cornstarch + water. Stir well and return to simmer for 1 minutes.
  3. Use a potato masher, and mash strawberries.
  4. Use immediately or pour into a jar and store in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.
  5. Mix the crackers and butter. Press into a paper lined cupcake pan. Freeze for 15 minutes. 
  6. Mix the lemon juice, sugar, salt and mascarpone cheese. Spoon over each crust. Refrigerator for another 30-45 minutes for the cheese to set. 
  7. Top with strawberry sauce and lemon zest.
  8. Serve immediately or refrigerate. 

Notes

If the strawberries are frozen, they may need an additional tablespoon of cornstarch with 1/4 cup water

http://www.recipenomad.com/no-bake-mascarpone-cheesecake/

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22 Comments on No Bake Mascarpone Cheesecake

Recipe Nomad said : administrator Report Mar 05, 2017 at 7:22 PM

No Bake rules!!

Recipe Nomad said : administrator Report Mar 02, 2017 at 2:53 PM

Well thank you Haley!! Glad you were here to be my taste tester!

Sandhya Ramakrishnan said : Guest Report Mar 02, 2017 at 3:59 AM

Cheesecakes are my favorite but I am always scared to bake one myself. I should definitely try a no bake recipe first to get myself comfortable. Love the chunky strawberry sauce :)

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Daniela Anderson said : Guest Report Mar 01, 2017 at 6:47 AM

A classic recipe, nothing beats a good cheesecake. I used mascarpone in one of my recipe and I loved it, it gives a nice and smooth texture to the cheesecake, I actually like it more than soft cheese. Strawberries are my favorite, I would definitely go for this topping.

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Amanda said : Guest Report Feb 28, 2017 at 10:23 AM

These sound so delicious. I love the use of mascarpone instead of cream cheese. Florida strawberries are still being harvested here, so it is a good time to try your strawberry sauce.

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Julie | Bunsen Burner Bakery said : Guest Report Feb 28, 2017 at 12:10 AM

I'm intrigued by mascarpone cheesecake. I don't like regular cheesecake made with cream cheese, because I find it's much too rich, but mascarpone is so much lighter. This might be up my alley!

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Kylee said : Guest Report Feb 28, 2017 at 12:03 AM

Ooooh - nothing beats a no-bake dessert, especially in summer time. Can't wait to make these for friends!

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Natalie | Natalie's Food & Health said : Guest Report Feb 27, 2017 at 11:25 PM

Cheesecake is my FAVORITE dessert EVER! This look so amazing. Heavenly delicious and so easy to make. Can't wait to try this. Pinning!

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Molly Kumar said : Guest Report Feb 27, 2017 at 2:58 PM

These 'No Bake' are my favorite kind of recipes :) I love cheesecake but never make them at home due to baking n stuff, but these look Fab n totally doable.

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ManilaSpoon said : Guest Report Feb 27, 2017 at 9:45 AM

While I often use cream cheese to make cheesecake it's always a great option to use mascarpone cheese as I do love its taste and the texture is simply divine. Love that this is no bake, too!

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Christine McMichael said : Guest Report Feb 27, 2017 at 9:14 AM

Delicious! Love that these little desserts are no bake. They look and sound SO good!

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swathi said : Guest Report Feb 27, 2017 at 7:25 AM

I love mascarpone, I bet these are easy treat we can make it in any busy day.

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Megan Marlowe said : Guest Report Feb 27, 2017 at 5:33 AM

I love mascarpone! I also love this chunky strawberry sauce. I would put that on everything from ice cream to french toast! Looks delicious!

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Dene' V. Alexander said : Guest Report Feb 27, 2017 at 3:51 AM

I need to attempt a no bake cheesecake, yours look so yummy!!! Beautiful color!!

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Gunjan said : Guest Report Feb 27, 2017 at 3:51 AM

I am amazed at how easily you made cheesecake. I always fail in my attempts. This recipe looks super delicious.

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Amy said : Guest Report Feb 26, 2017 at 4:22 AM

Yum! I always struggle with baking my cheesecakes so this no bake approach is way better for me!

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Veena Azmanov said : Guest Report Feb 26, 2017 at 1:57 AM

I think mascarpone is the best for cheesecakes. I love individual portions - so much easier to serve.

Gloria @ Homemade & Yummy said : Guest Report Feb 25, 2017 at 11:59 PM

I love individual portion desserts. These look awesome and sound delicious. Cheesecake is always a hit and disappear in a flash.

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Stephanie@ApplesforCj said : Guest Report Feb 25, 2017 at 11:05 PM

No bake desserts are such a great idea..especially in the warmer months. I'm a big fan of cheese also so even though it can sometimes be a little pricey I still usually have some. Great recipe!

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Adriana Martin said : Guest Report Feb 25, 2017 at 1:27 PM

Lovely idea, alwasy nice to have a no bake desserts specially for summer when it is so hot and we are so busy having everyone on holiday.

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Recipe Nomad said : administrator Report Feb 24, 2017 at 8:38 AM

Thank you Haley! It was fun making them with you!! We should make more...

Haley van Os said : Guest Report Feb 24, 2017 at 7:40 AM

Beautiful pictures! These are delicious fresh or frozen! And I'll definitely be making extra of that strawberry sauce to put over yogurt!

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