Walnut Brownie Cheesecake

Recipe by Pamela
READY IN: 1hr 35mins
SERVES: 10
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Lightly grease sides of 8 or 9-inch springform pan.
  • Combine crust ingredients; mix well.
  • Press evenly over bottom of pan.
  • Chill while preparing filling.
  • In bowl of electric mixer, combine Ricotta cheese, brown sugar, cocoa, half-and-half, flour, vanilla and salt; beat until smooth.
  • Add eggs, one at a time; beat until smooth.
  • Stir in walnuts.
  • Pour batter over crust. Bake at 350 F 1 hour and 10 minutes or until center is just set. Turn off oven; cool in oven with door propped open 30 minutes.
  • Remove to wire cooling rack; loosen cake from rim of pan with metal spatula.
  • Cool completely; chill at least 4 hours.
  • If desired, sift confectioners sugar over cheesecake immediately before serving, or ice with suggested icing and garnish with chocolate curls and whole walnuts.
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