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Italian Cheesecake

 

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Recipe

Italian Cheesecake

Times

  • Prep Time : 15 min
  • Cook Time : 1 hour, 15 min
  • Ready Time : 1 hour, 30 min

Servings

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup flour
  • 2 tablespoon sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup butter or margarine, softened
  • 2-1/2 cup ricotta cheese
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 3 tablespoon flour
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon grated orange rind
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons golden raisins
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped candied citron
  • 2 tablespoons chopped almonds

Directions

Preparation

  1. Preheat oven 475.
  2. In a bowl combine the flour sugar and salt. Cut in the butter with pastry blender till mix is crumbly. Press into a 9 inch spring form pan. Bake at 475 for 5 min.
  3. Cool on wire rack.
  4. Reduce oven to 350.
  5. In the bowl of an electric mixer combine the ricotta cheese, 1/2 cup sugar and 3 tablespoons flour and then beat at medium speed until smooth. Add eggs, orange rind, vanilla and salt and beat 4 min.
  6. Stir in the raisins, citron and almonds. Gently spoon the batter over the crust. Bake at 350 for 1 hour to 1 hour 15 min. or till center is set
  7. Run a knife around edge of cheesecake to loosen; cool in pan on wire rack.
  8. Cover and chill at least 8 hours. Carefully remove sides of pan just before serving.
  9. Garnish, if desired.

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