Ricotta Honey Cheesecake

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Greek thyme honey, traditionally used in this cheesecake, adds an intriguing herbal flavour. Closer to home, try wildflower or melon honey.

  • Portion size 12 servings
  • Credits : Canadian Living Magazine: June 2006

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup cold butter cubed
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
Garnish:
  • 1/4 cup liquid honey
  • 3/4 teaspoons ground cinnamon
Ricotta Honey Filling:
  • 2 cups ricotta cheese
  • 1/2 cup liquid honey
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/4 cup whipping cream
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon finely grated lemon rind
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice

Method

In food processor, pulse together flour, butter, sugar and salt until mixture resembles rolled oats. Add 3 tbsp (50 mL) cold water; pulse just until clumped together. Press onto bottom and 2 inches (5 cm) up side of 9-inch (23 cm) springform pan; prick all over with fork. Refrigerate for 30 minutes.

Line pastry with foil; weigh down with pie weights or dried beans. Bake in bottom third of 375°F (190°C) oven for 15 minutes. Remove weights and foil; bake until golden, about 20 minutes. Let cool on rack.

Ricotta Honey Filling: Meanwhile, in food processor, whirl ricotta until smooth. Add honey and sugar; whirl until smooth. Add eggs, 1 at a time, whirling well after each. Blend in cream, flour and lemon rind and juice; pour into crust. Bake in centre of 325°F (160°C) oven until golden and set around edge yet centre still jiggles slightly, about 50 minutes.

Transfer to rack and loosen side of pan; let cool for 1 hour. Refrigerate until cold, about 4 hours. (Make-ahead: Cover and refrigerate for up to 2 days.)

Garnish: Cut cheesecake into wedges. Drizzle with honey; sprinkle with cinnamon.

Nutritional facts <b>Per each of 12 servings:</b> about

  • Sodium 184 mg
  • Protein 9 g
  • Calories 333.0
  • Total fat 17 g
  • Cholesterol 113 mg
  • Saturated fat 10 g
  • Total carbohydrate 39 g

%RDI

  • Iron 9.0
  • Fibre 0.0
  • Folate 16.0
  • Sodium 0.0
  • Sugars 0.0
  • Calcium 10.0
  • Protein 0.0
  • Calories 0.0
  • Total fat 0.0
  • Vitamin A 16.0
  • Vitamin C 3.0
  • Potassium 0.0
  • Cholesterol 0.0
  • Saturated fat 0.0
  • Total carbohydrate 0.0
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