Balsmic and coffe glazed Marcarpone cheesecake

Alex Callegari

By
@musclesmarinara

The Coffee and Balsamic glaze give this dessert a wonderful balance of sweet and tart flavors without overpowering the subtle tones of the mascarpone cheesecake.
One of my favorite deserts. I like to accompany it with fresh strawberries and Whipped cream.


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Prep:

30 Min

Cook:

30 Min

Method:

Convection Oven

Ingredients

1 1/2 c
ameretti cookies
5 large
biscotti cookies
6 Tbsp
butter, melted
8 oz
cream cheese
16 oz
mascarpone cheese
3/4 c
sugar
3 large
eggs
1/2 tsp
salt
1 tsp
almond extract
1
orange zest
1/4 c
italian expresso coffee
1/4 c
balsamic vinegar
1/2 c
packed brown sugar

Directions Step-By-Step

1
1.Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F


2.Spray cooking spray on 10 mini cheesecake pans


3.Wrap the outside of the pans with aluminum foil


4.Place the cookies in a large zip lock bag and crush them until the cookies are coarsely ground


5.Mix together the cookie crumbs and melted butter in a medium bowl


6.Press the mixture into the bottom and up the sides of the prepared mini cheesecake pans


7.Place the prepared pans on a roasting pan and bake for 5 minutes


8.Remove from the oven and let cool before adding the cheesecake filling


9.Reduce oven temperature to 325 degrees


10.Add cheesecake filling and place pans back into roasting pan and add hot water to fill pan ¾ of the way


11.Bake 25 to 30 minute until cheesecakes set

12.Let cool completely before serving
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Filling:
In bowl of a food processor combine the cheeses with the sugar until mix is completely blended. Add the eggs, 1 at time, incorporating completely after each addition. Add a pinch of salt, the almond extract, and orange zest and blend for 10 seconds.
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Glaze:

Combine Expresso, Bertolli balsamic vinegar and brown sugar in a sauce pan. Bring to a boil for approximately 3-5 minutes. Reduce sauce until it begins to stick to the spoon. Drizzle over cheesecake

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Other Desserts
Main Ingredient: Dairy
Regional Style: Italian