Orange mascarpone cheesecake

    3 hours

    This baked orange mascarpone cheesecake is elegant, light and versatile. Great for serving after a special meal alongside a fruity dessert liqueur.

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    Makes: 1 (20cm) orange cheesecake

    • 175g digestive biscuits, crushed
    • 75g unsalted butter, melted
    • 400g mascarpone cheese
    • zest of 2 oranges
    • juice of 1 orange
    • 100g golden caster sugar
    • 2 tablespoons Cointreau® orange liqueur
    • 2 eggs, separated
    • 2 level tablespoons of cornflour
    • 1 small pinch of salt
    • orange slices, to decorate (optional)

    Prep:25min  ›  Cook:35min  ›  Extra time:2hr chilling  ›  Ready in:3hr 

    1. Preheat the oven to 180 C / Gas 4. Grease a deep loose bottomed round 20cm cake tin.
    2. Combine the biscuit crumbs to the melted butter and mix well. Then add this base mixture to the bottom of the greased cake tin and chill in the fridge while you prepare the filling.
    3. Combine the mascarpone cheese, orange zest, orange juice, sugar, liqueur and egg yolks in a bowl, and whisk until thick and creamy. Sprinkle in the cornflour and fold in.
    4. In a separate clean bowl, whisk the egg whites with a pinch of salt until stiff peaks form. Fold the fluffy egg whites into the cheese mixture (do this gently and slowly, this will help the finished cheesecake to be light and fluffy).
    5. Spread the mixture on top of the chilled biscuit base. Spread with a spatula to get a nice level smooth surface.
    6. Bake in the oven for 35 minutes or until firm to the touch and blushed golden brown. Allow to cool then chill in the fridge for 2 hours prior to serving. Decorate with some fresh orange slices.

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