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Description

Ricotta Cheesecake... the perfect Italian dessert for any occasion.

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Ingredients

Crust:

  • 1 Egg
  • 2 Oz - Milk
  • 2 Oz - Butter
  • 2 Oz - Sugar
  • 1 Tsp - Baking powder
  • Flour - as much as needed to make a firm dough

Filling:

  • 2 Lbs - Ricotta cheese
  • 6 Eggs
  • 1 Cup - Sugar
  • 1 Tsp - Vanilla
  • 1/2 Tbs - Lemon zest
  • 1/2 Tbs - Orange zest
  • 1 Oz - Fresh orange juice

  

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Directions/Steps

Crust Preparations:

  • In a bowl add the egg, milk, butter, sugar and baking powder.
  • Completely mix these ingredients.
  • Begin adding flour to the mix and work well.
  • When all the ingredients are well amalgamated, move it to a flat surface and continue to work it with your hands until it reaches a firm consistency. Continue to add flower as needed.
  •  Flatten the dough by hand and then continue to flatten it into a round shape with a rolling pin.
  • Continue flattening the dough until you have a sheet of dough about 1/4 inch tick and about 15" in diameter.
  • Take a 9" springform pan, coat it with butter and then sprinkle some flour over the butter.
  • Lay the dough over the springform pan. Let any excess dough hang over the sides of the pan. Do not cut the excess yet.

Filling Preparation:

  • In a large mixing bowl add all the ingredients for the filling.
  • With an electric mixer, mix all ingredients.

Preparation:

  • Pour the mixed filling into the baking pan.
  • With a sharp knife cut any excess crust dough.  Leave 1/2" of dough above surface of the filling.
  • Bake for 1 1/2 hours at 350F.
  • Garnish with confectioner sugar or any other topping you desire.
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Review by mlieggimantovano , Saturday, 08 December 2012 vote imagevote imagevote imagevote image
This was in fact a delicious ricotta cheesecake! The only variation I made was to substitute the orange juice with Galliano liquor...Buonissimo!
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Review by Var627 , Friday, 21 November 2014 vote imagevote imagevote imagevote image
This was so easy to make and it was delicious..my family and friends just loved it
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