Monday, January 25, 2010

ricotta honey cheesecake

I was going to bring this in to share with some coworkers but I didn't get a chance to taste it. The last thing I want to do is cart a gross tasting cheesecake to work and make people eat it. In reality, it's so tasty that now I don't want to bring it to work (sorry pals, I'll make you another one!). Besides it's not very nice to bring in a cake that has a slice missing.

honey ricotta cheesecake

I halved the recipe and baked it in a 6 inch springform pan and I still baked it for about an hour and 15 mins.

  • 8 oz biscotti (I used graham crackers)
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 12 oz whole milk ricotta cheese
  • 2 8oz packages of cream cheese at room temp
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1 tablespoon orange zest (I used lime, it was all I had!)
  • 4 large eggs

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

Wrap the outside of a 9-inch springform pan with 2 3/4-inch-high sides with 2 layers of heavy-duty foil.

Finely grind the biscotti in a food processor. Add the melted butter and process until the crumbs are moistened. Press the crumb mixture over the bottom (not the sides) of the prepared pan. Bake until the crust is golden, about 15 minutes. Cool the crust completely on a cooling rack.

Blend the ricotta in a clean food processor until smooth. Add the cream cheese and sugar and blend well, stopping the machine occasionally and scraping down the sides of the work bowl. Blend in the honey and orange zest. Add the eggs and pulse just until blended.

Pour the cheese mixture over the crust in the pan. Place the springform pan in a large roasting pan. Pour enough hot water into the roasting pan to come halfway up the sides of the springform pan. Bake until the cheesecake is golden and the center of the cake moves slightly when the pan is gently shaken, about 1 hour and 5 minutes (the cake will become firm when it is cold).

Transfer the cake to a rack and cool 1 hour. Refrigerate until the cheesecake is cold, at least 8 hours and up to 2 days. Cut the cake into wedges and serve.

honey ricotta cheesecake


  1. HAHAHA! Thx for nothing! Looks marvelous!!

  2. This looks SO good! I need to invest in a springform pan now.