Sicilian Ricotta Cheesecake

Sicilian Ricotta Cheesecake

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"This ricotta cheesecake is similar in style to an American cheesecake, but is much lighter. Enjoy."
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Ingredients

servings 198 cals
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Nutrition

  • Calories:
  • 198 kcal
  • 10%
  • Fat:
  • 8.5 g
  • 13%
  • Carbs:
  • 18.1g
  • 6%
  • Protein:
  • 12.1 g
  • 24%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 116 mg
  • 39%
  • Sodium:
  • 154 mg
  • 6%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees F (150 degrees C). Set rack in the middle of the oven. Butter and flour a 9 1/2 inch springform pan, and tap out excess flour.
  2. Place the ricotta in a large mixing bowl, and stir it as smooth as possible with a rubber spatula. Stir the sugar and flour together thoroughly into the ricotta. Stir in the eggs 1 at a time. Blend in the vanilla, cinnamon, orange zest, and salt. Pour batter into the prepared pan.
  3. Bake in the center of the oven for about 1 1/4 to 1 1/2 hours, until a light golden color. Make sure the center is fairly firm, and the point of a sharp knife inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack. It will sink slightly as it cools. Cover, and chill till serving time.

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Most helpful positive review

After some modifications this is a 5-star recipe. (1) Use whole milk ricotta cheese, drained (To drain ricotta cheese, wrap in a double layer of cheesecloth. Place in a colander and weigh down ...

Most helpful critical review

Nix the Cinnamon, orange zest and salt and add 1/3 cup of Amaretto. I use DiSoronno. It will need to cook about 10 to 15 minutes longer. This is how real Italian cheesecake is made! Bona Petit!

After some modifications this is a 5-star recipe. (1) Use whole milk ricotta cheese, drained (To drain ricotta cheese, wrap in a double layer of cheesecloth. Place in a colander and weigh down ...

PLEASE DON'T TAKE OUT THE ORANGE ZEST IN THIS RECIPE. I am first generation Bronx Italian and when I made this it tasted just like an authentic Italian cheesecake. True Italian cheesecakes hav...

This is a great recipe. As mentionned by others, lemons are better than oranges, 5 in stead of 6 eggs and watch not to overcook, 75min is good. The secret is the ricotta, avoid the cheap stuff f...

My uncle use to made a ricotta cheesecake that I loved but I never got the recipe from him. I thought I would give this a try. I did leave out the orange zest, cinnamon and reduced the vanilla. ...

An amazingly easy cake with a delicious flavor and smooth, dense texture! Required NO prep time, and is so simple a child could make. The best cheesecake I've ever made! Since I only had extra l...

Really good and easy. It isn't as creamy as a cream cheese cake because it's NOT! I used lemon zest instead of orange zest also. It took almost 2 hours to bake but rose nicely. I would strongly ...

Nix the Cinnamon, orange zest and salt and add 1/3 cup of Amaretto. I use DiSoronno. It will need to cook about 10 to 15 minutes longer. This is how real Italian cheesecake is made! Bona Petit!

This recipe was truly awful. I'd give it zero stars if I could. I made it for Thanksgiving and not one person liked it. It was fairly bland and I even added some good pure orange extract along...

I enjoyed this so much! It's just like grandma's! I used 1 tsp orange zest and 1 tsp lemon zest and it was wonderful. Mine took about 1 3/4 hours, though. I was ready to take a picture for the r...