Lemon Ricotta Cheesecake

Lemon Ricotta Cheesecake

Aug 15, 2023Monica Liau
An elegant cheesecake that is a bit lighter in texture than the New York Style. It pairs perfectly with berries. An excellent excuse to pick up a carton of our phenomenal Calabro Basket ricotta. 


  • 8 ounces full-fat cream cheese, room temperature
  • 8 ounces fresh ricotta, room temperature
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon freshly grated lemon zest, not packed (about 5g)
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 3 eggs, room temperature


Preheat your oven to 325 degrees

Prepare a 6” spring form pan by lining the bottom with a parchment circle and generously spraying the bottom and sides with cooking spray. If you don't have a spring form, you can use a regular cake pan (but you’ll have to unmold it differently).

Combine cream cheese, ricotta, sugar, lemon juice, lemon zest, and salt in the bowl of a food processor and process until smooth.

Once smooth, add the eggs and process only until well combined.

Pour batter into the prepared pan and place on a baking sheet.

Bake until the cheesecake feels firm around the edges, though the center of the cheesecake should jiggle! If you have an instant-read thermometer, it should register 150-155 degrees. 

Cool the cheesecake at least 1 hour before covering it to refrigerate until fully chilled. 

To release the cheesecake, run a knife around the edge of the pan and slip off the cake mold.

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