Italian Ricotta Cheesecake can also be called a “Ricotta Pie.” No matter which name you prefer to use, it still tastes amazing and will be sure to impress your friends and family. This type of cheesecake is considered an Italian style cheesecake because the use of ricotta cheese is of Italian tradition.
Not all ricotta cheesecake recipes are the same, and it seems everyone who has a recipe claims their version is the true authentic one. Recipes which call for multiple cups of sugar, are safe to assume that they are not of Italian origin, and are more likely Americanized, catering to the American sweet tooth. Earlier version of the recipe do not call for large quantities of sugar. However, the version for this cheesecake recipe here is very simple to prepare – and requires just a few ingredients – a common trait in Italian cooking. You can serve it topped with seasonal fruits and berries or even a drizzle of chocolate.
Italian Ricotta Cheesecake recipe, comments, and photo were contributed by Liz Krause, publisher of the Italian cooking website featuring Easy Italian Recipes. Liz says, “I decided to create this recipe not because I wanted to, but because my husband kept talking about how he wanted me to learn it – he absolutely loves ricotta pie. So after comparing recipes and modifying quantities and ingredients to suit my own tastes, I finally came up with an easy and delicious recipe.”
Italian Ricotta Cheesecake Recipe: