Saturday, April 13, 2013

Ricotta Cheesecake Recipe

Photo: Martha Stewart Living

I love Cheesecake! We love to order it a restaurants and make them at home. I have been trying to somewhat watch the intake of sweet treats I eat  and discovered I can try different types of sweet treats that are not as heavy calories. I was browsing the Martha Stewart recipe section and found a great cheesecake recipe. It was for Ricotta Cheesecake! I had not considered cheesecake with other types of cheese. I was very intrigued at how this would taste so we headed to the store to buy the interesting.

Recipe from Martha Stewart Living Website:


Unsalted butter, room temperature, for pan

  • 3/4 cup sugar, plus more for pan
  • 1 1/2 pounds fresh whole-milk ricotta cheese, pureed in a food processor until smooth
  • 6 large eggs, separated
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • Finely grated zest of 1 orange or 2 lemons
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Generously butter and sugar a 9-inch springform pan (3 inches deep). Whisk together ricotta, egg yolks, flour, 6 tablespoons sugar, the zest, and salt in a large bowl.
  2. Whisk egg whites with a mixer on low speed until foamy. Raise speed to high, and gradually add remaining 6 tablespoons sugar, whisking until stiff, glossy peaks form, 3 to 4 minutes. Gently fold a third of the whites into ricotta mixture using a rubber spatula until just combined. Gently fold in remaining whites until just combined.
  3. Pour batter into pan, and bake until center is firm and top is deep golden brown, about 1 hour. Let cool on a wire rack for 10 minutes. Run a knife around edge of cake; release sides to remove from pan, and let cool completely. 

I made mine into two smaller pans since I do not have a springform pan.

I had the most beautiful picture of my finished Cheesecake but it was on my iPhone that I have just recently messed up and lost my pictures! I wanted to cry at losing the pictures of my son I had on my phone but I do have the memories so I will be ok!

The Ricotta Cheesecake is sooooooo delicious. Its light and moist. It is a unique flavor and my son loved it. He had a huge piece and told me he needed more. I felt the same way after my first piece. I highly recommend making this recipe its so good.

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