Dessert

Italian Cheesecake

November 15, 2020
0 Ratings
Photo by Darcie Sosa
Author Notes

Nonna's recipe. —Darcie Sosa

  • Prep time 15 minutes
  • Cook time 1 hour
  • Serves 6-8
Ingredients
  • 1 pound ricotta cheese (full fat)
  • 16 ounces softened cream cheese (two 8oz packets)
  • 1 pint sour cream (full fat)
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/4 cup melted butter (unsalted)
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 3 tablespoons white flour
In This Recipe
Directions
  1. In a large bowl, blend your cheeses together and add in the sugar.
  2. Add your eggs, one at a time, mixing each in before adding the next.
  3. Mix your cornstarch and flour together in a small bowl then add to the mix.
  4. Lastly, add your butter and sour cream. Mix until a smooth consistency.
  5. Butter a 10" springform pan. Add your mixture.
  6. Add your pan to a cold oven but turn the heat to 325. Bake for one hour.
  7. Turn the oven off and leave the cake for 3-4 hours to cool. Do not one the oven door during that cooling time.

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