Ricotta Cheesecake Recipe

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Ricotta Cheesecake
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  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Make crust: Pulse flour, sugar, salt, and butter in a food processor until mixture resembles coarse meal. Add yolk, vanilla, and lemon juice and pulse just until mixture begins to form a dough. Spread dough with a small offset spatula or back of a spoon over buttered bottom of a 24-centimeter springform pan and prick all over with a fork. Chill 30 minutes.
  3. Bake crust in a shallow baking pan (to catch drips) in middle of oven until golden brown, about 25 minutes, and cool on a rack.
  4. Increase temperature to 375°F.
  5. Make filling and bake cake: Discard liquid and cheesecloth and force drained ricotta through sieve into bowl. Beat yolks and sugar with an electric mixer until thick and pale, then beat in ricotta, flour, and zests. Beat whites with salt in another bowl until they hold soft peaks, and fold into ricotta mixture.
  6. Butter side of springform pan and pour filling over crust (pan will be completely full). Bake in baking pan in middle of oven until cake is puffed and golden and a tester inserted 1 inch from center comes out clean, about 1 hour.
  7. Run a knife around top edge of cake to loosen and cool completely in springform pan on rack. Chill, loosely covered, at least 4 hours. Remove side of pan and transfer cake to a plate. Bring to room temperature before serving.
  8. Cooks' note: Cheesecake keeps, covered and chilled, 3 days.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 414.95 Kcal (1737 kJ)
Calories from fat 237.69 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 26.41g 41%
Cholesterol 239.65mg 80%
Sodium 341.97mg 14%
Potassium 194.06mg 4%
Total Carbs 25.31g 8%
Sugars 13.03g 52%
Dietary Fiber 0.32g 1%
Protein 19.32g 39%
Vitamin C 0.1mg 0%
Vitamin A 0.1mg 3%
Iron 1mg 5%
Calcium 263.2mg 26%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 217.2 Kcal (909 kJ)
Calories from fat 124.41 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 13.82g 41%
Cholesterol 125.44mg 80%
Sodium 179mg 14%
Potassium 101.58mg 4%
Total Carbs 13.25g 8%
Sugars 6.82g 52%
Dietary Fiber 0.17g 1%
Protein 10.11g 39%
Vitamin C 0.1mg 0%
Iron 0.5mg 5%
Calcium 137.8mg 26%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Weightwatchers Points

  • 10.4
  • 11

Good Points

  • saturated fat free

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