Tuscan Cheesecake
Cuisine: Italian
Author: Epicurus.com Kitchens
Prep time: 30 mins
Cook time: 1 hour 15 mins
Total time: 1 hour 45 mins
This moist, light, and fluffy cheesecake is truly 'la dolce vita'.
  • 3 pounds ricotta cheese
  • 8 eggs
  • 2 Cups sugar
  • 1 Cup milk
  • 2 oranges, grated zest only
  • 2 lemons, grated zest only
  • 2 2/3 ounces Grand Mariner
  • 1 Tablespoon clarified butter
  • 1/4 Cup plain bread crumbs
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Beat ricotta cheese with blender until smooth. Add eggs, sugar, and milk. Blend until well-mixed and smooth. Add orange and lemon zest and Grand Mariner. Mix well.
  3. Grease one cheesecake pan with butter and coat lightly with bread crumbs. Fill pan 3/4 of the way with cheesecake mixture. Set pan in a larger pan filled half full with water and bake 1 1/4 hours.
  4. Turn oven off, leaving the cake within. Let stand for one hour. Remove, let cool, and refrigerate.
Recipe by Epicurus.com Recipes at https://www.epicurus.com/food/recipes/tuscan-cheesecake/8569/