Ricotta Cheesecake With Almonds (Food Network Kitchens) Recipe

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  1. Make the crust: Position a rack in the lower third of the oven and preheat to 350 degrees F. Spread the almonds for both the crust and topping (1/4 cup plus 1/3 cup) on a rimmed baking sheet and bake until golden, about 5 minutes. Let cool.
  2. Crumble the biscotti into a food processor; add 1/4 cup toasted almonds and the granulated sugar and pulse until finely ground. Add the butter and pulse to combine. Press the mixture into the bottom of an 8-inch springform pan. Bake until set, about 12 minutes, then transfer to a rack and let cool completely. Reduce the oven temperature to 300 degrees F.
  3. Meanwhile, make the filling: Beat the egg yolks and 1/2 cup granulated sugar in a large bowl with a mixer on high speed until pale, about 2 minutes. Add the ricotta and beat until smooth, about 2 more minutes. Beat in the amaretto, vanilla and almond extracts, and orange zest.
  4. Put the egg whites and the remaining 2 tablespoons granulated sugar in a separate bowl and beat with a mixer on medium-high speed until soft peaks form (do not overbeat). Using a rubber spatula, fold about one-third of the beaten egg whites into the ricotta mixture, then gently fold in the rest until just combined. Scrape the batter into the prepared crust. Bake until slightly puffed and lightly golden on top, about 1 hour, 20 minutes. Transfer to a rack and let cool, 20 minutes. Run a knife around the edge of the cake to loosen, then remove the springform ring and let cool completely.
  5. Combine the confectioners' sugar and cinnamon in a fine-mesh sieve and dust over the cheesecake. Scatter the remaining 1/3 cup toasted almonds on top and dust again. Serve at room temperature.
  6. Photograph by Johnny Miller
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 393.33 Kcal (1647 kJ)
Calories from fat 214.49 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 23.83g 37%
Cholesterol 129.57mg 43%
Sodium 111.74mg 5%
Potassium 162.44mg 3%
Total Carbs 33.1g 11%
Sugars 23.72g 95%
Dietary Fiber 1.85g 7%
Protein 12.89g 26%
Vitamin A 0.1mg 2%
Iron 28mg 156%
Calcium 165.7mg 17%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 292.8 Kcal (1226 kJ)
Calories from fat 159.67 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 17.74g 37%
Cholesterol 96.46mg 43%
Sodium 83.18mg 5%
Potassium 120.93mg 3%
Total Carbs 24.64g 11%
Sugars 17.66g 95%
Dietary Fiber 1.37g 7%
Protein 9.59g 26%
Iron 20.8mg 156%
Calcium 123.4mg 17%

* 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

  • 9.5
  • 11

Good Points

  • saturated fat free,
  • low sodium

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