Ricotta Cheesecake


1 cup of flour

1/2 cup of sugar

1 stick of butter

1 egg

Mix all ingredients with your hands into a smooth, flexible mixture.

Put it into a 9 inch round pan.


Cheese Filling

1/3 cup of all purpose flour

Zest from 1 lemon

Zest from 1 orange

3 cups of whole-milk ricotta

1 cup of sugar

1/2 tsp of salt

6 eggs

1 tsp of vanilla extract

*Optional 1 cup of raisins

With an electric mixer, beat ricotta, sugar, and salt until smooth.

Add eggs one at a time beating the mixture after adding each egg.

Add vanilla, flour, and zest, and mix well.

Pour cheese mixture into the pan.

Bake at 390 F (198 C) for 60 minutes.

Set aside to cool.


This is an easy and quick cheesecake. Cheesecakes tend to be time consuming, but this one is really fast to make. I have rediscovered this recipe after a couple of years of forgetting that I had it in my recipe book.

I really like the lemon and orange flavors in this cheesecake. They give it a refreshing, light flavor.

It tastes the best chilled a day after you bake it.

Enjoy 🙂


9 Comments Add yours

  1. allysoncooks says:

    Yum! This sounds like something my sister would enjoy. Her birthday is coming up, too, hmmmmm. 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Love this recipe, I have a similar one that I’ve been making for years and it’s so simple to make and delicious especially with the lemon zest!

    Liked by 1 person

  3. elkezplace says:

    Sounds deliscious, I’m looking forward to making this. Thank you!! Elke

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Let me know how you like it!


  4. Kendra la Foodie says:

    This sounds like the perfect recipe for spring! Light & citrusy cheesecake and easy! perfect

    Liked by 1 person

  5. hmellablog says:

    These look really delicious! And such a nice simple recipe!!

    Liked by 1 person

  6. sammysamgurl says:

    Looks delicious! Thank you for sharing & commenting on my blog as well!

    Liked by 2 people

  7. Kendra White says:

    this recipe is still on my to bake list! lemon ricotta sounds great for summer!


    1. It is perfect for a nice, warm day 🙂


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