Ricotta Cheese Cake Recipe

Recipe Category: Cheesecake

Ricotta Cheese Cake Recipe

Ingredients

  • Serving Size : 1
  • 3 pound ricotta – drained
  • 2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup flour – sifted
  • graham cracker crumbs
  • 8 egg yolks
  • 1 grated rind of lemon
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 cup cream (optional) – whipped
  • 8 egg whites

Method

  1. Beat ricotta until smooth, gradually add 1 1/2 cups sugar and egg yolks, beating after each addition.
  2. Beat in flour, lemon rind and vanilla.
  3. Beat egg whites with 1/2 cup sugar.
  4. Fold whipped cream and egg whites into ricotta mixture and turn into a 12″ spring form pan which has been well-buttered and sprinkled with graham cracker crumbs.
  5. Bake in a preheated 425 degree oven for the first 10 minutes; lower temperature to 350 degrees and bake for 1 hour.
  6. Turn off heat and allow to cool in oven with door closed.
  7. Freezes well.
  8. Dust with powdered sugar when served.

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