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Heavenly Strawberry Cheesecake

No recipe image available.A vanilla and lemon-flavored ricotta and yogurt cheesecake in a graham cracker crust.

Recipe Ingredients:

Crust:
3/4 cup graham cracker crumbs
2 tablespoons butter or margarine, melted

Filling:
1 (15-ounce) container ricotta cheese
1 cup plain yogurt
1 cup granulated sugar
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese
4 large eggs
2 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract

2 cups sliced strawberries for garnish (optional)

Cooking Directions:

  1. For Crust: In a bowl combine graham cracker crumbs and melted butter. Pat into a 9-inch springform pan; set aside.
  2. For Filling: In a blender, combine ricotta cheese, yogurt, sugar, flour, and lemon juice. Cover and blend until smooth; set aside.
  3. In a large mixer bowl, beat cream cheese on medium speed with an electric mixer until smooth. Slowly add the ricotta cheese mixture, eggs, and vanilla to the cream cheese mixture; beating on low speed until combined. Pour into prepared pan.
  4. Bake in a preheated oven at 325°F (160°C); for 1 hour, or until the center is nearly set.
  5. Cool for 30 minutes, remove the sides of the pan, then cool completely.
  6. Chill for 4 to 6 hours.
  7. Before serving, top with sliced strawberries, if desired, before serving.

Makes 12 servings.