Ricotta Cheesecake

Total Time:
2 hr
Prep:
15 min
Inactive:
30 min
Cook:
1 hr 15 min

Yield:
9 to 16 slices
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • 2 pounds ricotta cheese
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 6 large eggs
  • 1/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon orange zest
  • 1 teaspoon orange-flavored liqueur, such as Grand Mariner
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla pulp
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • Pinch ground cinnamon
Directions

Preheat the oven to 300 degrees F.

In a large bowl, blend the ricotta until smooth. Then whisk in the sugar and flour. Next, whisk in the eggs one at a time. Then finish with the orange zest, liqueur, vanilla, salt and cinnamon. Once mixed, pour the batter into a sugared springform pan bake until set and golden brown, 1 hour 15 minutes.

Remove and allow to cool for 30 minutes before refrigerating. Portion into 9 to 16 slices.

Cook's Note: You can substitute 1 pound cream cheese for half of the ricotta.


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