Italian Cheesecake

Course : Cheesecakes
Serves: 10
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Ingredients:

---CRUST---
1 package shortbread
1 teaspoon use ameretto and lemon rind
---CHEESECAKE---
3 1/4 cups riccotta cheese -- 30 oz
4 large eggs -- large
2/3 cup sugar -- granulated
1/4 cup unbleached flour
1/4 cup ameretto liqueur
3 tablespoons golden raisins
1 tablespoon candied orange rind -- *
1 tablespoon candied lemon rind -- *
 

Preparation / Directions:

* Finely Chop the fruit rinds. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F. Press the ricotta through a sieve. In a large mixing bowl, beat together the drained cheese, eggs, sugar, and flour. Stir in the liqueur, raisins and fruits. Pour the mixture into the prepared crust and bake for 1 hour. Remove the cake from the oven and cool to room temperature. Chill before serving.


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