Italian Cheesecake

December 2006
Italian Cheesecake

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This dense, creamy classic is a house specialty at La Pastaria restaurant in Summit, New Jersey.

Makes: 8 servings

Prep: 15 mins

Bake: 2 hrs

Ingredients
  • 3 pounds ricotta cheese
  • 9 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • Grated peel and juice from 1 orange
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 2 tablespoons pure vanilla extract
  • Confectioners sugar, for sprinkling
Directions
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees . Butter and flour a 10-inch springform pan and place it on a baking sheet.
  2. Using an electric mixer, combine the ricotta, eggs, granulated sugar, orange peel and juice, cream and vanilla. Pour into the prepared pan and bake for 11/2 hours. Turn off the oven and let the cake rest inside for 30 minutes. Let cool, then sprinkle with confectioners sugar.
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