Saturday, May 19, 2007

Saturday Photo Hunt -- Cooked/cooking


Raspberry Ricotta Cheesecake

I have posted this Raspberry Ricotta Cheesecake photo in my blog before but this time I will accompany it with the recipe, which some people asked for previously but I didn't ever get around to it.

For a 9 inch (23 cm) springform pan use the following quantities

Base: Use whatever base you usually use for a cheesecake, or

1 1/4 cups of graham cracker crumbs, or cookie crumbs
3 tbps ( or 45 ml) of melted butter
Combine and spread and press into the bottom of the springform pan and freeze for at least a half hour. I usually line the bottom of the pan with parchment paper to make it easy to remove the cheesecake from the base of the pan.

Cheesecake filling:

1 lb (or 500g) ricotta cheese
1/2 lb (250 g) light cream cheese
1/2 c sugar ( I don't like this too sweet but you can use more if you like)
1/2 - 3/4 cup of light sour cream or low fat plain yogurt
3 eggs
zest of one lemon
juice of one lemon

Allow ricotta cheese, cream cheese, and eggs to sit a room temperature for several hours. Then mix everything together in a food processor, adding eggs one at a time, until smooth. Or mix in a bowl, beating until very smooth. Pour over crust and bake in a 350 degrees F (or 180 degrees C) oven for 45 to 55 minutes until top is light brown but still jiggly in the centre. Let cool on a rack for two hours, then 6 hours in the refrigerator before decorating.

Raspberry Topping:

Two cups of raspberries, fresh or whole unsugared frozen berries
1/3 c sugar
2 tbsp cornstarch
1/4 cup cold water
2 tsp lemon juice

In a saucepan heat berries and sugar till begin to boil, about 3 - 5 minutes. At this point strain or not ( I always leave in seeds), mix cornstarch with cold water and pour into boiling mixture and whisk to mix. Heat until no longer cloudy and thickened. Cool completely then smooth over the top of the cheesecake and decorate with fresh or defrosted whole berries.

ENJOY!

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29 comments:

Lynn said...

The picture gives a very delectable raspberry cheesecake, I don't even like raspberries. :) But I love cheesecakes, I just remove the toppings, say, strawberry or blueberry or whatever, and eat the cheesecake. :)

Dragonheart said...

That looks delicious! Thanks for the recipe. :)

~Kathryn~ said...

ohh this looks divine !!!

thanks for stopping by my blog for my first photo hunt

Gattina said...

My mouth is watering and thick drops are falling on my keyboard, lol ! It's your fault if it's ruined now !
But I prefer, and by far, to eat it then to prepare it, lol !

Heart of Rachel said...

I was making a comment here earlier then suddenly the power went off. Glad the power is back and I can resume my comment. :)

I love cheesecake but haven't tried raspeberries as toppings before. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

Prudence said...

oh wow! That looks good! I think I want to have a taste of that hehe. You just gave me the idea of posting a recipe with a photo for my saturday photo scavenger hunt. But I've already posted mine for the week. Maybe I'll do that next time :-)

Daisy said...

That looks very very delicious!

ipanema said...

I love cheesecake! That's truly inviting!

Ellee said...

This looks like really good comfort food, I adore fresh raspberries too.

Empress Bee (of the High Sea) said...

looks wonderful, happy cooking!

smiles, bee

on the Rock said...

Mmmm:)

tegdirb92 said...

oh yum!! There goes my diet!

soccer mom in denial said...

That looks great. The berries just look perfect.

George said...

wow this looks as or perhaps more delicious than my sisters delightful dessert

Janice Thomson said...

That would be a few thousand calories that I'm quite willing to look the other way for LOL

Jennifer said...

Oh. My. Heavens. That looks divine!

mousey said...

mouthwatering!

thanks for the recipe. i got it.

Josie said...

JMB, I know what I'm taking to the office barbeque party. I'll be everyone's hero. Thanks for the recipe.

Josie

Smalltown RN said...

WOW WOW WOW....my mother is watering...I love cheese cakes....any kind that sounds and looks awesome.....

Cheers and happy hunting

srp said...

What a gorgeous cheesecake....love them... way too much!

eastcoastlife said...

oh what a delicious looking Raspberry Cheescake! It made me drool.

Ian said...

That makes me hungry just looking at it. Mmmmmm cheesecake.

Vader's Mom said...

Beautiful! If I tried that, it wouldn't be half as pretty.

lady macleod said...

That looks yummy. I don't cook, but I am passing this on to my daughter who is a wonderful cook.

Lee said...

There! You've done it again! Made my mouth water! Thanks for the recipe, jmb. :)

Crazy Working Mom said...

I'm not a big fan of raspberries. I wounder if it would be good with strawberries? The photo is very nice, though.

Have a great weekend and thanks a bunch for dropping by my SPH.

Autumn said...

Oh my goodness, I think I just gained 10 lbs viewing that photo! It looks really yummy. Thanks for the recipe.

Welshcakes Limoncello said...

Oh, how fabulous to have the recipe, too! Thank you.

mar said...

Wonderful picture. The cake sounds like a dream!!! thanks for sharing the recipe :)