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Until then we can bring some sweet comfort at home with the help of one of Geri’s new recipes.  Enjoy a light and a bit crunchy and full of flavours apple & ricotta cheesecake!

A Pie On A Plate

Here is what you need for the base:

  • 300 g Flour
  • 120g Sugar
  • 150g Butter
  • 5g Baking powder
  • 2g Salt
  • 2g Cinnamon
  • Zest from one lemon

Beat the butter with the sugar and salt until you have a smooth mixture.

Add the flour with the cinnamon, baking powder and lemon zest.

Mix well until you have fine crumbs.

Divide the mixture into two parts.

You will need a cake tray with removable bottom. Geri here is using one with 28cm diameter.

Line the bottom with baking paper and grease lightly the edges with a bit of butter.

For the filling:

  • 500g Ricotta
  • 300g Philadelphia cream cheese
  • 250g Sour cream
  • 4 eggs
  • 100g Sugar
  • 2 Apples, grated, drained from juice
  • Icing sugar for dusting the cake

Mix the ricotta with the sugar.

Add the cream cheese and mix for about 2 more minutes.

Then add the sour cream.

Mix until you have a smooth mixture and start adding the eggs one by one. Mix for 2-3 more minutes.

Once the mixture is ready add the apples, drained from their juice and sprinkled with lemon juice to avoid darkening.

Here you can also add raisins, soaked in rum in advance.

Heat the oven at 170 C degrees.

In the tray first add half of the butter crumbs and gently press to the bottom. Then add the apple-ricotta mixture. Place the rest of the crumbs evenly on top.

Bake the cheesecake for about 50 min.

Once the cake is baked, leave it to cool down for about an hour. After that place in a fridge for about 12 hours.

Before serving dust with icing sugar or icing sugar mixed with a bit of cinnamon.

Stay at home and indulge in this delicious cake – the perfect addition to your holiday at home!