Dessert Recipes Index



The Kitchen Shops

Cooking Forums


Cheesecake ( Low Cal Ricotta ) Recipe


1 pk Graham crackers -- (5 ounce)
3 tb Butter
2 tb Packed dark brown sugar
1 1/2 ts Ground ginger
2 15 ounce con part-skim
Ricotta cheese
3 Eggs
1 Egg white
1 c Buttermilk
1/2 c Granulated sugar
1 tb Vanilla extract
1 Orange peel -- grated,
No white
2 tb Orange juice

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Grease a 9-inch springform pan or
spray with nonstick spray.

To make the crust, place the graham crackers, butter, brown sugar, and
ginger in the bowl of a food processor and process until well
combined. Press into the bottom of the springform pan. Place the pan
in the oven and bake 5 to 8 minutes. Remove from the oven and set
aside to cool. To make the filling, place the ricotta, eggs, egg
white, buttermilk, sugar,vanilla, orange peel, and juice in the bowl
of a food processor or electric mixer and process or mix until
smooth. Pour the mixture into the cooled crust, put on a baking
sheet, place in the oven, and place a pan of water in the bottom of
the oven. Bake 45 to 60 minutes, or until set.

Yield: 8-10 servings