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Strawberries-and-Cream Cheesecake

Recipe photo courtesy of Beatriz Da Costa

This dessert is proof that cheesecake can be as unexpected as it is delicious. Thanks to intense oven-roasted strawberries, folded into a blend of tangy mascarpone and cream cheese, this treat will please on every level.

Source: Martha Stewart Living, July 2006



Cook's Notes

Roasted strawberries can be mashed and folded into all of the mascarpone-cream cheese mixture, but two contrasting layers make for a prettier presentation. For best results, use an offset spatula to spread small dollops of the plain cheese mixture gently and evenly over the berry base.

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How would you rate this recipe?
  • mmt5269
    25 MAY, 2016
    Really, 8 and 1/4 oz. mascarpone? What is up with that? Why the extra 1/4 oz.?
  • ggervgmailcom
    28 FEB, 2016
    Unfortunately this recipe did not work for me. The top layer (cream) came out pretty good, but the bottom layer (strawberries) was soggy, lumpy, and crumbly - just a mess... Won't be trying this one again.
  • Rukkaiya
    14 JAN, 2015
    You have got nice recipes. how do you do it so perfect? please tell me! i am going to try making your macaroons and french cheese cake
  • printer29292
    3 DEC, 2014
    Has anyone tried using frozen strawberries instead of fresh?
  • maryleaw72
    29 AUG, 2013
    I've been making this since it came out in Martha's magazine many years ago. Friends coming to dinner request it in advance! Over the years I've tweaked the recipe a good bit: I use 16 ounces of mascarpone cheese instead of 8, use 3 eggs, use only 3/4 lb. strawberries, use only 4 c. of the cream cheese mixture for the strawberry layer, then you'll have a more substantial cream layer. Use oversized heavy-duty foil to keep water from leaking in. It will wrap all the way around your pan.
  • Ceege
    22 MAY, 2013
    @ Carol Brannigan ------Martha has a recipe for home made graham crackers. Perhaps you can get the recipe from her site and make your own since they do not sell them in Italy.
  • JohnR101
    7 APR, 2013
    I made this cheesecake and it turned out perfect! Released from thre pan perfectly, and tasted perfectly! Can't wait to make it again!
  • Carol Brannigan
    3 APR, 2013
    What are graham crackers, what equivalent ingredient could be used (I live in Italy)?
  • JoFriel
    30 AUG, 2012
    Can someone help me convert this recipe over to metric? thanks
  • Olcia
    3 JUN, 2012
    the most delicious cheesecake Ive ever made. and for sure I will make again.

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