Do you love cheesecake? Cheesecake is quite a popular dessert, and there are many different cheesecake recipes from around the world. Here is an awesome Lemon Ricotta Cheesecake recipe that is popular in Italy that you can try out at home. Cheesecake, with that delicious, irresistible smooth and creamy texture of the cream cheese layer, mixed with the graham cracker sweet crust, and the fruit sauce or chocolate topping. What's not to love? Cheesecake can definitely be found on pretty much every restaurant menu and the great thing is that you can make it at home from a recipe like this one. As they write on 12 Tomatoes, sometimes your average American-style cheesecake recipe can be super filling, especially after a bigger meal. Well, this fluffy, light ricotta cheesecake recipe gives you the awesome flavour of normal cheesecake recipes that use cream cheese, but with the lighter consistency of ricotta cheese.
The next time you make a cheesecake dessert recipe at home, perhaps for an after dinner treat or for a birthday celebration, try out this recipe for Lemon Ricotta Cheesecake and see how much people love it. Cheesecake actually traces back to ancient Greece and has been found in old recipe books. The ancient Greeks loved to eat their simple cheesecakes mostly with honey and fruit. Then Romans then took the Greek recipe and adapted it and made it their own according to their available ingredients and flavour palette. We see this happening many times throughout history when one culture takes another culture's recipe and adopts it as their own, which is why we have so many recipes that are known all over the world with different variations and styles. So fast forward to the present day and you will notice that there are many recipes for cheesecake. This ricotta cheesecake recipe is a very popular dessert in Italy. In Italy, you will often see this combination of lemon and ricotta, as it just pairs so nicely together, for a creamy, sweet and tart dessert that is not too heavy. Wouldn't this recipe be especially lovely for a hot summer day treat?!
This lemon ricotta cheesecake recipe from 12 Tomatoes crust is made out of crushed vanilla wafers, instead of the graham crackers we are used to in North America, making the cheesecake a little lighter too. Then, you make the cheese part of the cheesecake recipe by combining whole-milk ricotta cheese, sugar, lemon zest, flour, eggs, vanilla, and cinnamon. The cake is then baked to be a nice golden brown on top, quite a bit more golden than the cheesecakes we are used to seeing at restaurants. It still looks quite beautiful, though! It sort of looks like a quiche, but of course, it would be much sweeter! The cake is then cooled for some time before serving. This makes it such a light and refreshing choice for a dessert.
So why not give this fabulous and easy recipe a try the next time you feel like a light and lemony recipe? Every one who tries it will absolutely love it and they will probably ask you for the recipe too, so make sure you save this link so you can forward it to the people who try some of your home made lemon ricotta cheesecake. Also, check out many of the other recipes they have on 12 Tomatoes you will find all sorts of awesome recipes ranging from dessert recipes, like this one, to dinner recipes, to breakfast recipes. Happy cooking!