Orange Blossom Honey Cheese Cake

Orange Blossom Honey Cheese Cake

By Ann Kennedy

* 4 T butter

* 4 cups vanilla wafers

* 1 T brown sugar

* 3 eggs

* 3 - 8 oz. packages cream cheese, room temperature

* 1 - 8 oz. carton Mascarpone (soft Italian cream cheese, readily available)

* 1 cup orange blossom raw honey

* 1 ½ t vanilla extract

* Optional garnish: thin orange slices and mint leaves

Preheat oven to 325 degrees and cut a piece of parchment to line the bottom of a spring form pan. Using a food processor, process vanilla wafers into fine crumbs. Melt 4 T butter and add to the crumbs, processing briefly until combined. Press this mixture firmly onto the bottom and sides of the pan. Bake for 10 minutes. Remove from oven. Clean the work bowl of the food processor.

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