This dessert is very easy to make and it also looks very fancy so it'll deceive your guests into thinking you went above and beyond when really, it only took a few steps. In no time at all, you can create these mini crumb cheesecakes and if surprise guests show up, you can easily whip these delicious bad boys up.
For the crumb layer, I choose to make my own homemade crumbs. It is very simple to make but if you prefer a shortcut, you can always use any crushed cookies that you like.
When whipping mascarpone cream cheese, it is important to use the mascarpone at room temperature in order to avoid lumpy whip. On the other hand, the heavy cream needs to be cool so place it in the fridge.
Since summer is coming, there are fresh cherries everywhere now and I just love to add their look and taste on almost every dessert I make. This crumb cheesecake can also be yummy without them too but I could not resist the urge to decorate with them again! :)
The cups I used are small so I ended up with 12 individual desserts, you can use any cups that you want but the bigger the cup, the less desserts. You can also make one big cake if you want, just put it in the freezer for a few hours so it will firm up and be easy to cut into nice pieces.
So are you ready for this fancy looking individual crumb cheesecake dessert? Here we go:
For the crumbs:
For the cheesecake:
*Note: keep the dessert in the fridge.