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    You are in: Home / Recipes / Giada's Limoncello Cheesecake Squares Recipe
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    Giada's Limoncello Cheesecake Squares

    Total Time:

    Prep Time:

    Cook Time:

    1 hrs 45 mins

    30 mins

    1 hrs 15 mins

    Phil Franco's Note:

    Recipe courtesy Giada De Laurentiis Show: Everyday Italian Episode: Summers in Capri

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    Ingredients:

    Yield:

    cake

    Units: US | Metric

    Directions:

    1. 1
      Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Spray the bottom of a 9 by 9 by 2-inch baking pan with nonstick cooking spray.
    2. 2
      Finely grind the biscotti in a food processor. Add the melted butter and 1 tablespoon of lemon zest, and process until the crumbs are moistened.
    3. 3
      Press the crumb mixture over the bottom (not the sides) of the prepared pan.
    4. 4
      Bake until the crust is golden, about 15 minutes. Cool the crust completely on a cooling rack.
    5. 5
      Blend the ricotta in a clean food processor until smooth. Add the cream cheese and sugar and blend well, stopping the machine occasionally and scraping down the sides of the work bowl.
    6. 6
      Blend in the limoncello, vanilla, and remaining 2 tablespoons of lemon zest. Add the eggs one at a time, and pulse just until blended. Scrape down the sides of the bowl as needed.
    7. 7
      Pour the cheese mixture over the crust in the pan. Place the baking pan in a large roasting pan. Pour enough hot water into the roasting pan to come halfway up the sides of the baking pan.
    8. 8
      Bake until the cheesecake is golden and the center of the cake moves slightly when the pan is gently shaken, about 1 hour (the cake will become firm when it is cold).
    9. 9
      Transfer the cake to a rack; cool 1 hour. Refrigerate until the cheesecake is cold, at least 8 hours and up to 2 days. Cut the cake into squares and serve.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on February 07, 2008

      55

      I was going to post this recipe but Phil beat me to it. This is heavenly. I had just purchased some Limoncello to make some cookies -- and just happened to see Giada make this on her show around the same time. It's so creamy and the biscotti crust is wonderful. I used some almond/lemon biscotti. It's a very easy dessert to put together but tastes like it took much more effort. I highly recommend these cheesecake squares.

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    Nutritional Facts for Giada's Limoncello Cheesecake Squares

    Serving Size: 1 (1355 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 1

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 4080.0
     
    Calories from Fat 2622
    64%
    Total Fat 291.3 g
    448%
    Saturated Fat 177.8 g
    889%
    Cholesterol 1701.6 mg
    567%
    Sodium 1919.6 mg
    79%
    Total Carbohydrate 277.8 g
    92%
    Dietary Fiber 1.9 g
    7%
    Sugars 255.0 g
    1020%
    Protein 98.7 g
    197%

    The following items or measurements are not included:

    biscotti

    limoncello

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