Ricotta Cheesecake

This was an invention of mine for Valentines Day.  It’s a compilation of many recipes I found.  I’m told an actual graham cracker crust would make it better.

Softened butter, for pan
Graham cracker crumbs, for pan
32 oz ricotta cheese
2/3 cup sugar
1/3 cup flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
6 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 tbs orange liquor
Zest of one orange
1 bar dark chocolate, melted w/ 2 tbs heavy cream or milk

Butter 9 1/2 inch spring form pan. Coat bottom and sides of pan w/ graham cracker crumbs.  Tap out excess.  In mixer: soften ricotta cheese, add sugar, flour, and salt until combined.  Add eggs one at a time.  Add flavorings and orange zest.  Pour into prepared pan.  Bake at 300F for 1 1/4 hours until light brown.  Cool completely.  Top w/ melted chocolate.


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