Ricotta Cheesecake with Sultanas

Ricotta Cheesecake with Sultanas

By 16/10/2013

I have been quite busy doing all sort of things over the last few days.ย  Time flies and it seems there is hardly ever enough time left to do everything you want to. There will always be enough left for cooking and blogging though. ๐Ÿ™‚

To me that's pure therapy. Perhaps cooking should be added as a healing therapy??

And whilst my minestrone with fresh Borlotti beans is boiling in the pot and my house smells amazing I thought I will quickly share this, worth-to try cheese cake I made yesterday for some friends.ย  This is a cooked cheesecake with ricotta cheese. You can use any biscuits you like but of course, nothing can beat the old digestives which are perfect for the base of most cheesecakes.

Now I'd better go as lunch is calling.. ๐Ÿ™‚ CIAO!

  • Prep Time : 30 minutes
  • Cook Time : 50 min to an hour minutes



Soften the raisins for 10 minutes by putting them in a bowl with warm water. Then squeeze the excess water out and dry them with a kitchen towel.

In a sauce pan melt the butter over a gentle heat. In bowl crush the biscuits then add the melted butter incorporating well

ricotta cheesecake with sultanas

Cover a round baking tin with some baking paper.ย  Put the crushed biscuits over the bottom pressing well with a spoon and with your hands. Put the baking tin in the fridge

pressing well

Whip the egg whites; mix the ricotta with the yolks and the sugar. Scrape the vanilla pod seeds in the ricotta, add the raisins and mix well

ricotta cheesecake with sultanas

Now add the whipped egg whites and gently stir the mixture incorporating the ingredients well.

Pour the mixture in the mold over the biscuits and level it well

ricotta cheesecake with sultanas

Cook at 150C or 300F for about 50 minutes to an hour until it will look golden on top. If, after you have cooked it, the ricotta topping still feels quite soft, leave it in the oven with the door left ajar.

Decorate with chocolate chips.

ricotta cheesecake with sultanas

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6 Responses to Ricotta Cheesecake with Sultanas

  1. la cucina di Molly

    Che meraviglia, รจ uno dei dolci che preferisco! Mi piace la tua versione con l’uvetta, devo provarla! Un abbraccio!

  2. Choclette

    Oh, oh, oh, that looks so good Alida. I love a good cheesecake and they are very hard to come by.

  3. Louise

    I don’t think I have ever made cheesecake with raisins in it, Alida. I really like the thought of it thought. A punch of sweetness with that creamy ricotta must be so delicious! It sure looks pretty too:)

    Thank you so much for sharing…

    • Alida

      Thank you Louise!

  4. bakingaddict

    That looks like an awesome cheesecake! I’ve never had one with ricotta cheese before. I love the chocolate decoration too. Thanks for entering AlphaBakes.

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