Total Time
1hr 20mins
Prep 30 mins
Cook 50 mins

Lovely mini cheesecakes with a creme brulee topping.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Cheesecakes: Preheat oven to 325 °F.
  2. Grease 6 5-oz ramekins and place a disc of parchment in the bottom of each.
  3. Place ramekins in a dish with a 2-inch (5 cm) lip.
  4. Stir mascarpone to soften.
  5. Add sugar and combine well.
  6. Stir in whipping cream and seeds from vanilla bean switching to a whisk to smooth out mixture.
  7. Whisk in eggs one at a time until blended.
  8. Ladle mixture into prepared ramekins and pour hot tap water around ramekins until water comes halfway up.
  9. Bake cheesecakes for 35 minutes then remove from water bath to cool.
  10. Chill for at least 6 hours before serving.
  11. Phyllo Wafers: To make Phyllo wafers, increase oven to 350 °F and line a baking tray with parchment.
  12. Lay out one sheet of phyllo and brush lightly with butter and sprinkle with sugar.
  13. Cover with second sheet of phyllo, repeating with butter and sugar.
  14. Repeat with third sheet, then fold phyllo in half.
  15. Cut 6 circles out of pastry with a 3 ½ -inch cookie cutter and place onto baking tray.
  16. Bake for 7 minutes, until golden brown. Let cool.
  17. To serve, place a phyllo wafer on a dessert plate.
  18. Run a spatula around inside of ramekin to loosen, and then turn out cheesecake onto wafer.
  19. Peel away parchment disc and sprinkle top of cheesecake with sugar.
  20. Using a kitchen butane torch, caramelize top of cheesecake.
  21. Repeat with remaining cheesecakes and serve.