Ricotta Cheesecake

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 2 hr
  • Active: 15 min
  • Yield: 9 to 16 slices
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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

  1. 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.
  2. 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.