Lemon Lavender Mascarpone Cheesecake

Lemon Lavender Mascarpone Cheesecake
A wonderfully light recipe for Lemon Lavender Mascarpone Cheesecake. It’s the perfect dessert for Mother’s Day or Spring.

You know what would make Mother’s Day amazing? A Lemon Lavender Mascarpone Cheesecake, that’s what. This is like the floral, fancy cousin of my Clementine Mascarpone Cheesecake from last summer—and it’s just as good! I love breaking out this recipe because it makes any occasion feel romantic, lovely, and a little bit Parisian.

The mascarpone in this cheesecake is lighter and it perfectly complements the lemon and lavender notes. Plus, the buttery shortbread crust taste was made for lemon and lavender. There’s a sort of humble elegance about this cheesecake that suits Mother’s Day—especially for my mom. Lavender is one of those ingredients that can be rustic or sophisticated and for that reason, I’m absolutely obsessed with it. And don’t even get me started about the fragrance when you bake with lavender. So if you plan to bake this for your Mother’s Day spread (I don’t know why you wouldn’t), grab a bundle of dried lavender and drop it in a vase for a simple centerpiece. So chic, right? I’ve got bundles of dried lavender everywhere and it feels very French in my apartment. I love it.


Yields 1 9-inch cheesecake, serves 8-9 people

Lemon Lavender Mascarpone Cheesecake

25 minPrep Time

1 hr, 20 Cook Time

1 hr, 45 Total Time

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Ingredients

    Lemon Lavender Shortbread Crust
  • 1 2/3 cup Shortbread Cookie Crumbs (I like to use Lorna Doone)
  • 1 tablespoon Granulated Sugar
  • 1 tablespoon Lemon Zest
  • 1/2 tablespoon Lavender
  • 1/2 cup Unsalted Butter, melted
  • Lemon Lavender Cheesecake Filling
  • 2 (8-ounce) packages Cream Cheese, room temperature
  • 2 (8-ounce) containers Mascarpone, room temperature
  • 1 1/4 cups Granulated Sugar
  • 3 teaspoons fresh Lemon Juice
  • 2 tablespoons Lemon Zest
  • 1 tablespoon Lavender Buds
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla Bean Paste
  • 4 large Eggs, room temperature

Instructions

    Lemon Lavender Shortbread Crust
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Tightly wrap the outside of a 9-inch diameter springform pan with 2 3/4-inch-high sides with 3 layers of heavy-duty foil.
  3. Finely grind the cracker crumbs, sugar, lemon zest, and lavender in a food processor.
  4. Add the butter and process until moist crumbs form. Press the almond mixture onto the bottom of the prepared pan (not on the sides of the pan).
  5. Bake the crust until it is set and beginning to brown, about 12 minutes.
  6. Remove from the oven and cool.
  7. Lemon Lavender Cheesecake Filling
  8. Decrease the oven temperature to 325 degrees F.
  9. Using an electric mixer, beat the cream cheese, mascarpone cheese, and sugar in a large bowl until smooth, occasionally scraping down the sides of the bowl with a rubber spatula.
  10. Beat in the lemon juice, lemon zest, lavender buds, and vanilla bean paste.
  11. Add the eggs, 1 at a time, beating just until blended after each addition.
  12. Pour the cheese mixture over the crust in the pan.
  13. Place the springform pan in a large roasting pan. Pour enough hot water into the roasting pan to come halfway up the sides of the springform pan.
  14. Bake until the center of the cheesecake moves slightly when the pan is gently shaken, about 1 hour 5 minutes (the cake will become firm when it is cold).
  15. Transfer the cake to a rack; cool for 1 hour.
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A wonderfully light recipe for Lemon Lavender Mascarpone Cheesecake. It’s the perfect dessert for Mother’s Day or Spring.
A wonderfully light recipe for Lemon Lavender Mascarpone Cheesecake. It’s the perfect dessert for Mother’s Day or Spring.
A wonderfully light recipe for Lemon Lavender Mascarpone Cheesecake. It’s the perfect dessert for Mother’s Day or Spring.

 


I hope all of you have a lovely Mother’s Day weekend. I’ll leave you with the words of Bette Middler and my favorite TV mom, Lorelei Gilmore.

A wonderfully light recipe for Lemon Lavender Mascarpone Cheesecake. It's the perfect dessert for Mother's Day or Spring.