Berry Ricotta Cheesecake

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  • Fresh berries are one of my favorite things about the spring and summer months.  Although I love eating them straight for breakfast, lunch and dinner, I also try to incorporate them into many of my baked items like Berry Ricotta Cheesecake.

    Berry Ricotta Cheesecake is a crustless homemade cheesecake recipe using smooth ricotta and fresh or frozen berries. The ultimate fruit cheesecake recipe! #homemadecheesecakerecipe #ricottacheesecake www.savoryexperiments.com

    Berry Ricotta Cheesecake is a crustless homemade cheesecake recipe using smooth ricotta and fresh or frozen berries. The ultimate fruit cheesecake recipe!

    The recipe for this berry ricotta cheesecake entered my life via Bon Appetit Magazine in the form of a frozen raspberry recipe. I was quick to use the same ricotta base, but use double the amount of fresh berries, adding a blend.

    Berry Ricotta Cheesecake is a crustless homemade cheesecake recipe using smooth ricotta and fresh or frozen berries. The ultimate fruit cheesecake recipe! #homemadecheesecakerecipe #ricottacheesecake www.savoryexperiments.com

    I made berry ricotta cheesecake on my own birthday, actually. Sad I made my own birthday cake, but hey, I wanted cheesecake cake darn it! I also made it dinner for a party of 8 and the whole 9-inch cake didn’t stand a chance.

    Even my husband, who isn’t much of a sweets fans, commented that this cheesecake was his new favorite dessert for two reasons. The first was that it is crustless, leaving more room for creamy cheesecake.

    Berry Ricotta Cheesecake is a crustless homemade cheesecake recipe using smooth ricotta and fresh or frozen berries. The ultimate fruit cheesecake recipe! #homemadecheesecakerecipe #ricottacheesecake www.savoryexperiments.com

    The second is that it isn’t overly sweet. In comparison to other cheesecake recipes, it only uses a small amount. Fresh berries provide the rest of the sweetness needed.

    If it isn’t berry season or they are ridiculously expensive, go ahead and use frozen berries. Make sure to thaw them fully and drain well, as the excess liquid will impact the cake, preventing it from baking up.

    Berry Ricotta Cheesecake is a crustless homemade cheesecake recipe using smooth ricotta and fresh or frozen berries. The ultimate fruit cheesecake recipe! #homemadecheesecakerecipe #ricottacheesecake www.savoryexperiments.com

    Berry Ricotta Cheesecake can be made ahead and stored tightly sealed at room temperature for up to two days, but tastes best the first day. I do not suggest freezing it.

    Add any other type of fresh fruit you like, especially plums and peaches.  Serve with fresh whipped cream, vanilla bean ice cream and a crispy, light white wine or coffee.

    Berry Ricotta Cheesecake is a crustless homemade cheesecake recipe using smooth ricotta and fresh or frozen berries. The ultimate fruit cheesecake recipe! #homemadecheesecakerecipe #ricottacheesecake www.savoryexperiments.com

    Making cheesecake with ricotta cheese instead of cream cheese is the Italian way to make. Americans have started using cream cheese instead.

    Some Italians use mascarpone, the Italian cream cheese. Many have a very strong opinion on which they prefer, as the textures they produce can be quite different. I like both, it is just comparing apples to oranges.

    Berry Ricotta Cheesecake is a crustless homemade cheesecake recipe using smooth ricotta and fresh or frozen berries. The ultimate fruit cheesecake recipe! #homemadecheesecakerecipe #ricottacheesecake www.savoryexperiments.com

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    Berry Ricotta Cheesecake is a crustless homemade cheesecake recipe using smooth ricotta and fresh or frozen berries. The ultimate fruit cheesecake recipe! #homemadecheesecakerecipe #ricottacheesecake www.savoryexperiments.com

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    4.6 from 5 votes
    Berry Ricotta Cheesecake
    Prep Time
    15 mins
    Cook Time
    1 hr
    Chilling Time
    4 hrs 20 mins
    Total Time
    1 hr 15 mins
     
    Berry Ricotta Cheesecake is a crustless homemade cheesecake recipe using smooth ricotta and fresh or frozen berries. The ultimate fruit cheesecake recipe! 
    Course: Dessert
    Cuisine: Italian
    Keyword: homemade cheesecake, ricotta cheesecake
    Servings: 12
    Calories: 269 kcal
    Ingredients
    • Cooking Spray
    • 1 1/2 cups flour
    • 1 cup sugar
    • 2 teaspoons baking powder
    • 3/4 teaspoon salt
    • 3 large eggs
    • 1 1/2 cups whole milk ricotta
    • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
    • 1/2 cup unsalted butter melted
    • 2 cups fresh berries or other fruit
    • Fresh whipped cream or ice cream
    Instructions
    1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line the bottom and sides of a 9-inch spring form pan with parchment paper. Lightly coat parchment paper with cooking spray. Set aside.
    2. In a large mixing bowl, sift together flour, baking powder and salt. Whisk in sugar to combine.
    3. In a medium mixing bowl, whisk together eggs, ricotta and vanilla until smooth. In three stages, slowly whisk into dry ingredients. Mixture will be thick and dense.
    4. Lastly, whisk in melted butter until mixture is fully combined.
    5. Fold in 90% of fresh berries by hand. Pour mixture into prepared spring form pan. Top with remaining fresh berries.
    6. Bake for 50-60 minutes or until top is lightly browned and the center no longer giggles when jostled.
    7. Allow to cool for 30 minutes before transferring to a serving platter. Serve with fresh whipped cream or ice cream and enjoy!
    8. If you've tried this recipe, come back and let us know how it was! 

    Nutrition Facts
    Berry Ricotta Cheesecake
    Amount Per Serving
    Calories 269 Calories from Fat 108
    % Daily Value*
    Fat 12g18%
    Saturated Fat 7g44%
    Cholesterol 76mg25%
    Sodium 189mg8%
    Potassium 161mg5%
    Carbohydrates 32g11%
    Fiber 1g4%
    Sugar 17g19%
    Protein 6g12%
    Vitamin A 440IU9%
    Vitamin C 5.3mg6%
    Calcium 108mg11%
    Iron 1.2mg7%
    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

     

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