Serves a Crowd

Simply Ricotta Cheesecake

March 12, 2011
0 Ratings
  • Makes 8-12 slices
Author Notes

Riffing off of my mom's Skinny Cottage Cheesecake, this recipe is a little bit more indulgent. The lime zest and juice give a nice tang to the soft vanilla and ricotta cheese. It is made even more lovely with the complement of a berry compote that I usually make from some waning frozen berries from the summer.

I usually suspend my fresh ricotta in cheesecloth over a bowl for a bit to get out any extra whey. If using conventional ricotta, you don't have to bother draining. —testkitchenette

What You'll Need
  • Graham Cracker Crust
  • 1-1/4 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • Ricotta Cheesecake
  • 2 cups drained ricotta cheese
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon lime zest
  • 1 teaspoon fresh lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • scant 1/4 teaspoons salt
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 teaspoon lime zest
  1. Graham Cracker Crust
  2. Mix together and press to the bottom of a 9 inch spring-form pan. Chill while preparing the filling.
  1. Ricotta Cheesecake
  2. Cheesecake: Preheat oven to 350F. Combine the cottage cheese, eggs, sugar, lime zest, lime juice, vanilla extract, and salt in a food processor and combine until smooth and creamy, scraping down sides once. Bake for 50 minutes or until filling is slightly puffed. Cool for 5 minutes.
  3. Sour Cream Topping: Whisk the sour cream, sugar,vanilla, and lime zest and until smooth in a small bowl and spread carefully over the hot filling. Bake for 5 minutes longer. Cool and chill.

See what other Food52ers are saying.

  • testkitchenette
  • TheWimpyVegetarian
  • wssmom
  • lapadia
  • Sagegreen

5 Reviews

testkitchenette March 13, 2011
Thank you, ChezSuzanne, wssmom, lapadia, and Sagegreen. I love the lime too!
TheWimpyVegetarian March 13, 2011
This looks so wonderfully refreshing! I love the lime with the ricotta!
wssmom March 12, 2011
How fun!! Love the lime!
lapadia March 12, 2011
Yay....lime, delicious!
Sagegreen March 12, 2011
Sounds and looks lovely!