(Shared recipe submitted by Ellen.)
Serves 12 to 14
Ellen writes: "I have a delicious, quick (hands-on time) and easy recipe for Italian Cheesecake, which is a hit every time. Your guests will not believe you made it!"
- 3 pounds ricotta cheese
- 1 dozen large eggs
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
- Grated rind from 3 oranges
- Grated lemon from 3 lemons
- Confectioners' (powdered) sugar for dusting
Preheat oven at 350° F. In a large bowl, beat eggs with beater and slowly add sugar, a little at a time. Add ricotta cheese and continue beating; add vanilla, then orange and lemon rind. Grease a 10-inch springform pan. Add mixture and bake for 60 minutes, until top of cake is golden brown. Let stand for 30 minutes in oven. Remove from oven and cool on rack. Refrigerate for several hours. Remove from springform pan and sift powdered sugar on top.
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