Sep 3, 2014

Light As A Cloud Ricotta Cheesecake

Homemade Italiain Ricotta Cheesecake

Eat a piece of cheesecake and run! That’s because to burn off the calories from one slice of old fashioned cheesecake, you would have to jog for over an hour. But not so with my lightened up ricotta cheesecake. A walk around the block should do it. This is a healthier cheesecake for sure because it’s made using part skim ricotta cheese with no cream cheese or sour cream in sight. It’s also called Italian Cheesecake and the first time I had it was at an Italian restaurant. I ordered the cheesecake intending to share because it was, you know… cheesecake. But it was so light I ate the whole piece and could easily have had another one.

It was delicious! I had to learn how to make my own and I did. I even lightened it up some more by using part skim ricotta cheese and this delicious dessert just melts in your mouth.┬áSo no more full fat cheesecake for me. The last time I had regular full fat cheesecake at that “factory,” I wanted to stop at the mall on the way home and buy bigger pants. Make my Light as a Cloud Ricotta Cheesecake and you won’t need new pants. Click here for the recipe. – Jenny Jones

9 Comments on "Light As A Cloud Ricotta Cheesecake"

  1. Laurie

    I love this cheesecake! I’ve made it 3 times and I want to make the same light fluffy one in a chocolate version for thanksgiving. Any ideas what i need to do for this?

  2. Joanne

    Jenny, I’m looking forward to making your cheesecake recipe, however I have one question..
    Do I need to use a water bath while baking?
    Thank you
    Ps..everyone of your recipes I made were delicious!

  3. Debbie

    Made your ricotta cheese cake and love it. I don’t like regular cheese cake. I substitute the sugar for truvia and added some a candied fruit . Taste delicious. Hope to make more of your recipe

  4. Mary Iacono

    I just made the ricotta cheesecake, my husband loved it. It reminded him of his Italian Mothers recipe.
    I made your apple pie recipe and it was just great! Perfect tart to sweet balance.
    Also tried your stuffed cabbage rolls! Delicious.
    So many more recipies on my list yet to try!??
    I am a big fan!

  5. BarbA

    I have made my share of cheese cake over the years but I must say this one has just replace my old favorite. Goodbye cream cheese and hello ricotta!! Light, sweet and easy to make, a real winner. Thanks Jenny

  6. Judit Armstead

    Dear Jenny, this cheesecake is amazing! Easy to made, very light, the taste fantastic! Already I made it fourth time, but never enough.
    Thanks a lot.
    Merry Christmas!
    Orlando, FL

  7. Rhonda

    I have been waiting for this one Jenny. I love cheese cake and I have to eat it ever so often or I’ll eat it daily…lol…j/k…looks delicious!…thank you for sharing…

  8. vivian gerard

    it looks really good but im not a big fan of ricoota cheese i just useally make mine with creme cheese but it looks good thankyou

  9. GailFa

    It looks so dense and yummy, will bake soon it soon.
    Thanks for Sharing.

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