Lemon Ricotta Cheesecake

Who doesn't love cheesecake? Its a very popular dessert, yet it is made differently all over the world. Try out this different Lemon Ricotta Cheesecake for a change! Cheesecake is a very well loved dessert option, the nice, silky smooth and creamy texture of the cream cheese layer, mixed with the graham cracker sweet crust, and the fruit or chocolate topping... It's definitely on pretty much every restaurant menu you will see and even on most people's top dessert choice list. But sometimes it can be super filling, especially after a bigger meal when eating out at a restaurant. That is where this nice and light ricotta cheesecake recipe comes in as another option!

Sometimes you want a nice and creamy dessert, but you are already so full from dinner, so you don't want to overdo it. So the next time you make a cheesecake dessert at home, for an after dinner treat, try out this recipe for Lemon Ricotta Cheesecake. Many people might think that Cheesecake was invented in America, as it is sometimes called New York Cheesecake, but it wasn't invented in North America at all. In fact, cheesecake goes way back to ancient Greece, when they would eat it with honey and fruit, it was one one their specialties. The Romans then took their recipe and adapted it to their own ingredients and flavour palette, during the Roman Invasion. Now there are many variations of how to make cheesecake. Like this ricotta version, for example, which is popular in Italy. In Italy, you will often see this combination of lemon and ricotta, as it just pairs so nicely together, for a creamy, sweet and tart dessert that is not too heavy. Especially great for a summer day! This is a very classic Italian recipe, that is so easy to make at home! You can try a taste of Italy right in your own home, how fabulous!

This cheesecake's crust is made out of crushed vanilla wafers, instead of the graham crackers we are used to in North America. Kind of like how they make the crust in Great Britain, except they do it with sugar cookies, or biscuits as they call them. This would also make the cake a little lighter. The cake is baked to be a nice golden brown on top, quite a bit more golden than the cheesecakes we are used to seeing at restaurants. This would be an awesome recipe to try before summer is through. 12 Tomatoes is an awesome food blog website, that provides you with a ton of amazing recipes that you can use in your everyday life. There are awesome dinner recipes, breakfast recipes, lunch recipes, appetizer recipes, salad recipes, pasta recipes, dessert recipes, even some gluten free recipes and some vegetarian recipes. They even have some awesome tips and tricks for around the kitchen! Head on over to '12 Tomatoes' by following the link in the section below for more!


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