Happy Valentine's Day from Crave Brothers Farmstead Cheese

Posted: 2/14/2012

Mini Valentine's Cheesecakes with Crave Brothers Mascarpone

We had some special treats brought in to work this morning made by a Crave Cheese employee. We can't think of a better way to celebrate our love for farming and making cheese than with these sweet, bite-sized treats, featuring our sweet cream Mascarpone. If you know how to make our infamous Chocolate Mascarpone Pie, you'll have no problem creating these mini cheesecakes.

Mascarpone and White Chocolate Mini Cheesecakes

1 cup graham crackers, crushed
2 Tablespoons butter, melted

12 oz Crave Brothers Mascarpone, room temperature
4 oz cream cheese, room temperature
12 oz white chocolate chips
2 Tablespoons orange flavored liqueur
24 heart-shaped candies

24 mini cupcake liners

Directions

Prepare a double boiler by placing a stainless steel bowl on top of a sauce pan with simmering water. Pour white chocolate chips into the stainless steel bowl and allow to melt.

In the mean time, lay out the 24 cupcake liners in a 9x13 pan.

In a bowl, combine melted butter with the crushed graham crackers. Evenly disperse the cracker/butter mixture amongst the 24 cupcake liners. Pack the crumbs to form a crust with your fingers.

Check back to the white chocolate chips and stir to encourage them to all melt. Once the white chocolate is melted, mix in the Mascarpone and cream cheese and stir until incorporated, followed by the orange flavored liqueur.

Once all ingredients are combined and have created a smooth texture, evenly spoon filling into each of the cupcake liners. A small cookie scoop works perfect for this job.

Cover the 9x13 pan and place in the refrigerator for about 1 hour or until cooled. Top each cheesecake with a candy heart. Enjoy!

Happy Valentine's Day!

from Crave Brothers Farmstead Cheese

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