Individual Chocolate and Candied Ginger Ricotta "Cheesecakes"

By WinnieAb
March 16, 2011
5 Comments


Author Notes: These mini ricotta cheesecakes are easy to throw together and quite decadent while still being somewhat healthy. I like the candied ginger in here- each piece is like a tasty little ginger jewel- but if you don't like ginger, you can try substituting chocolate chips (I think dark chocolate chips would be best)...WinnieAb

Serves: 6

Ingredients

  • 1.5 cups ricotta cheese (use the freshesh one you can find)
  • 1 cup plain whole milk yogurt, preferably organic
  • 2 eggs, preferably organic and free-range
  • 6 tablespoons cocoa powder (I use fair-trade, organic cocoa powder)
  • 1/3 cup organic cane sugar
  • 2 tablespoons honey (I used a dark wildflower honey)
  • 1/4 cup candied/crystallized ginger, chopped into small pieces

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees F. In the bowl of a stand mixer, beat the ricotta cheese together with the yogurt. Add the eggs and cocoa powder and mix on low-medium speed until well blended.
  2. Mix in the sugar and the honey, then add the crystallized ginger. Remove the bowl and mix by hand for a bit to make sure all the ingredients are well blended and the ginger pieces are incorporated throughout.
  3. Pour chocolate mixture into ramekins: if using small ones, you should be able to make 6 desserts.
  4. Place the ramekins on a sheet pan and place in the oven. Bake for about 1 hour, until the cheesecakes are set. These are great right out of the oven, or after they've chilled in the refrigerator.

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5 Comments

Brain H. February 14, 2012
i am making these tonight for a valentine's dinner part. I love any excuse to bake with ricotta cheese. And chocolate. And ginger...
 
ellenl February 13, 2012
Can't wait to make these! Do you have a whole set of those great spoons?
 
fiveandspice March 17, 2011
These sound delicious! And, yeah, that spoon is awesome! Where is it from?
 
Lizthechef March 16, 2011
Looks wonderful! I love chocolate and ginger together. Love the spoon too...
 
drbabs March 16, 2011
yum