Tiny New York Kitchen: Almond Ricotta Cheesecake

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By Victoria Hart Glavin of Tiny New York Kitchen

I don’t know one person who doesn’t like cheesecake although I’m sure there are one or two out there. Rich, sweet, and just plain awesome, this scrumptious treat is a delight for the whole family.

Ingredients

Crust:

  • 1 Cup Finely Crushed Graham Crackers
  • 1/4 Cup Sugar
  • 1/4 Cup Butter

Filling:

  • 2 Cups (15 Ounces) Whole Milk Ricotta Cheese
  • 2/3 Cup Sugar
  • 1/2 Cup Whipping Cream
  • 1/4 Cup Unbleached Flour
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Kosher Salt
  • 1/4 Cup Water
  • 1 1/2 Teaspoons Almond Extract
  • 4 Eggs
  • 1/2 Cup Chopped Blanched Almonds

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a medium-size bowl combine all crust ingredients. Press evenly over bottom and 1 1/2 inches up sides of an 8-inch springform pan. In a large-size bowl combine ricotta cheese, sugar, whipping cream, flour, kosher salt, 1/4 cup water, and almond extract. Blend with electric mixer until nice and smooth. Add eggs one at a time.

Blend until smooth. Stir in chopped almonds. Pour into pan and place in oven. Bake for 1 hour or until set. Cool in oven with oven door open for 30 minutes. Remove from oven and place in fridge. Refrigerate for at least 4  hours before serving. Serves 6.

Prep Time: 25 minutes

Cook Time: 60 minutes

Yield: Serves: 6

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Victoria Hart Glavin has been cooking and writing recipes since she was a teenager. Originally from Nebraska, her appreciation for culinary technique took off when she moved to Lyon, France.

While living in France, Victoria studied French cooking from an expert Lyonnais chef. Victoria learned to love the local culture of preparing and enjoying fresh, seasonal foods. While in France, Victoria experienced the joys of shopping for local produce at the market and preparing fresh foods simply and beautifully in order to enhance the experience of the table. During her time in France, she says she “learned how to squeeze tomatoes at the local market” and “took everything in by osmosis.”

Currently, Victoria creates tasty treats in her tiny kitchen, in New York City, for all to enjoy and on weekends she explores Fairfield County where has a second home. Victoria has shared her recipes with others and now you can enjoy the Tiny New York Kitchen recipe collection, too!  Victoria is a member of Culinary Historians of New York and a member of the Association for the Study of Food and Society.

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