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Italian Ricotta Cheesecake Recipe

Italian Ricotta Cheesecake

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"This is my grandfather's recipe, it's a basic recipe for Italian cheesecake."

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Original recipe makes 2 cheesecakes Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    1 hr

    1 hr 10 mins


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Coat two 9-inch pie pans with vegetable oil cooking spray.
  2. Beat eggs in a large bowl. Mix in the ricotta cheese, vanilla, cinnamon, sugar, zest, and whiskey. Pour into prepared pans.
  3. Bake in preheated oven for 1 hour to 1 hour 15 minutes, until firm. Let cool, then refrigerate until cold.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
May 04, 2007


Most Helpful Critical Review
Mar 27, 2008

This didn't turn out well, at all!

Jan 05, 2008

Beyond yummy. I used Grand Marnier Liquer instead of whisky. I also used orange extract instead of orange zest. I served it with a sweet strawberry sauce.

Sep 30, 2007

When my grandmother passed, she took her recipes with her. This is the closest I have come to replicating her cheesecake. Only thing I did different was omit the orange zest, and add a pinch or so of anise seed (my grandmother's cheesecake had that anise flavor). Thanks for a great recipe!

Dec 31, 2007

Very easy and not too sweet. I used small custard dishes and halved the recipe. I prefer almond extract over vanilla in many recipes and used it in this. Sprinkle cinnamon on top after done and serve with strawberries/blueberries.

Dec 28, 2007

Thanks! My nonna gave me her recipe, but didn't tell me to refrigerate it or leave it on the counter. Appreciate your specific reference to refrigerator...

Nov 16, 2008

This cheesecake is very Italian and delicious. The best part is, it's so easy to make!

Jul 08, 2007

This is like my Grandmother's Recipe!!!!! EECELLENT!!! :-)


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  • Calories
  • 214 kcal
  • 11%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 17.3 g
  • 6%
  • Cholesterol
  • 131 mg
  • 44%
  • Fat
  • 9.5 g
  • 15%
  • Fiber
  • 0.1 g
  • < 1%
  • Protein
  • 13.2 g
  • 26%
  • Sodium
  • 146 mg
  • 6%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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