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Italian Cheesecake



Here's a recipe for an authentic Italian cheesecake. It is creamy but not thick, which is why your family will love it! Super easy to make.

 



Preparation Time: 15 minutes 

Bake Time: 75 minutes 

Level of Difficulty: Easy 

Kashrut Type: Dairy 

 

INGREDIENTS 

  • ¾ cup flour 

  • 2 tablespoon sugar 

  • 1/8 teaspoon salt 

  • 1/3 cup butter or margarine, softened 

  •  2 ½ cup ricotta cheese* 

  • ½ cup sugar 

  • 3 tablespoon flour 

  • 3 large eggs 

  • 1 teaspoon grated orange rind 

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 

  • ¼ teaspoon salt 

  • 2 tablespoons golden raisins 

  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped candied citron 

  • 2 tablespoons chopped almonds 

 

*Gad dairies is Rav Rubin hechsher and they make real ricotta cheese available at many chains in Israel, including Rami Levy Mehadrin and Yesh. 

 

 

PREPARATION 

  1. 1. Preheat oven 475°F. 

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  2. 2. In a bowl combine the flour sugar and salt. Cut in the butter with pastry blender till the mixture is crumbly.  

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  2. 3. Press into a 9-inch spring form pan. Bake at 475 for 5 minutes, and then cool on wire rack. 

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  2. 4. Reduce oven heat to 350°F. 

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  2. 5. In the bowl of an electric mixer, combine the ricotta cheese, 1/2 cup sugar, and 3 tablespoons flour.  Beat at medium speed until smooth. Add eggs, orange rind, vanilla, and salt. Beat for 4 minutes. 

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  2. 6. Stir in the raisins, citron, and almonds. Gently spoon the batter over the crust. Bake at 350 for 1 hour to 1 hour 15 minutes or until the center is set. 

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  2. 7. Run a knife around edge of cheesecake to loosen. Cool in the pan on a wire rack. 

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  2. 8. Cover and chill at least 8 hours. Carefully remove sides of pan just before serving. Garnish, if desired. 

 

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Jamie Geller is one of the most sought-after Jewish food and lifestyle experts worldwide. She is the bestselling author of 5 books and founder of Kosher Network International, publisher of JamieGeller.com featuring more than 10,000 recipes, articles, and videos.  Check out her new #1 Amazon Bestseller, Brisket 101 and her new family meal plan “Fresh Families” at FreshFamilies.us. 

 

 





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