Ricotta Honey Cheesecake

"From the June issue of Canadian Living. I served this drizzled with Greek honey which takes it to an entirely different level. Please note that the chilling time for the crust is included in the cooking time."
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Ready In:
2hrs 5mins




  • In a food processor, pulse together the flour, butter, sugar and salt until mixture resembles rolled oats.
  • Add 3 tablespoons cold water; pulse just until clumped together.
  • Press onto the bottom and 2 inches up the side of a 9-inch springform pan; prick all over with a fork.
  • Refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  • Line the pastry with foil; weigh down with pie weights or dried beans.
  • Bake in the bottom third of a 375 degree F oven for 15 minutes.
  • Remove the weights and foil; bake until golden, about 20 minutes.
  • Let cool on a rack.
  • Meanwhile, in a food processor, whirl the ricotta until smooth.
  • Add the honey and sugar; whirl until smooth.
  • Add the eggs, 1 at a time, whirling well after each addition.
  • Blend in the cream, flour and lemon zest and juice; pour into the crust.
  • Bake in the centre of a 325 degree F oven until golden and set around the edges yet the centre still jiggles slightly, about 50 minutes.
  • Transfer to a rack and loosen the side of the pan; let cool for 1 hour.
  • Refrigerate until cold, about 4 hours.
  • To serve, cut the cheesecake into wedges, drizzle with honey and dust with cinnamon.

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  1. I'm not a huge Ricotta Cheesecake fan but this is a good recipe! I would suggest rolling out the crust - "press"ing it down it's quite enough, and make sure you have it weighted down well. I also used Half & Half (what my husband ended up bringing back from the store) instead of cream, added fresh raspberries and made a raspberry sauce for the top instead of using honey & cinnamon - but I can see how that would be fabulous on top. I will be making this again (though maybe next time with Cream Cheese).


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