Ricotta Cheesecake

Ricotta Cheesecake


How to Prepare

1½ cup of Short Bread


¼ cup Brown Sugar


½ cup Almonds


5 tbsp Melted Butter


5 Eggs (separated yolks and whites)


½ cup of Heavy Cream


2 tbsp Flour


¼ tsp Nutmeg


1 cup Sugar


1 tsp Almond Extract


2 tsps Vanilla Extract


1½ tsp Lemon Zest


Cream of Tartar


2-3 cups of Ricotta Cheese


Preheat the oven to 325 degrees
Prepared to serve chilled 
Crust – 
  1. Place (pulverized) short bread cookies, almonds, brown sugar and the melted butter into the Food Processor 
  2. Set food processor to ‘pulse’ to mix
  3. Move ingredients to pan and spread evenly (cover the bottom) 

Joe uses a springform pan for this recipe


Filling – 
  1. In large mixing bowl whip egg whites first, then add cream of tartar 
  2. Mix for about 5 minutes then add 2 tbsp of sugar and mix again for about 45 seconds
  3. Set aside your miring mixture (should be fluffy and light)
  4. In large mixing bowl add egg yolks and add 5 tbsp of sugar to create custard
  1. Mix well until yellow and foamy
  2. Add the ricotta cheese, sugar, flour, lemon zest, nutmeg, almond and vanilla extracts and cream to mixing bowl
  3. Set to ‘low’ mixture on food processor 
  4. Add egg whites to the mixture 
  5. Handmix mixture lightly in circles (fold)
Cake –
  1. Pour the filling mixture into the crust covered pan
  2. Allow the filling to settle evenly throughout pan
  3. Place pie into the middle back of oven
  4. Cook the pie for about 40 minutes
  5. Set aside to cool for about 1½-2 hours (top of pie should be brownish)
  6. Take pie out of pan and plate it however you prefer to store
  7. Place in refrigerator and allow pie to cool for about 4-6 hours 
  8. Enjoy!
Make sure to do the pie knife test just to make sure the pie is cooked evenly before taking out of oven!
This recipe can be dressed with berries of choice, whipped cream, berry puree and granulated sugar…we highly recommend! 

The Ricotta Cheesecake Recipe which is an original Borio Family Recipe from Aunt Emily!

This dish has authentic Italian flavor and brings back lots of authentic Italian family stories and memories as well!

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