The ultimate creamy cheesecake, made with Mascarpone and brightened up with sunny Meyer Lemons. Don’t forget the Saskatoon Sauce!
Meyer Lemons Bring the Sunshine
It’s April 21 and 0° C outside. The snow we got last night didn’t stay very long but the grey days still seem to drag on and on…enter Meyer Lemons. More specifically, a light tasting Meyer Lemon Mascapone Baked Cheesecake. A bit of this sunny lemon treat will drag the winter blues away and restore Spring to our hearts. It’s tasty enough to make the family forget about snowy soccer practices and red-legged rugby games for at least a few moments.
A Basic Cheesecake Jazzed Up with Citrus
This recipe produces a fairly basic, yet delicious cheesecake. Using Mascarpone cheese instead of the usual cream cheese really lightens it up while still allowing the creamy decadence to shine through. A few hits of sunny Meyer Lemon citrus and you have a great cheesecake.
Great Cheesecake Toppers
Really the sky is the limit when it comes to topping a plain cheesecake. Keep it simple by sprinkling icing sugar over the top, or go extra decadent with a chocolate fudge sauce. I prefer a classic fruit topping such as cherries, blueberries, or Saskatoon berries.
Frozen Berries Are a Life Saver!
During the summer, the kids and I always go to a nearby U-pick farm to pick Saskatoon berries. Saskatoon berries are easily frozen and are great when made into a quick sauce. We worked hard for those berries and what better way to remind us of those summer moments that seemed so long ago. When I was a kid I picked pails upon pails of berries which my grandma later turned into tasty sauces, tarts, pies and crumbles. It was these little tasty reminders of summer that got us through the long winter months of sauerkraut and root vegetables.