Rating: 3.89 stars
27 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 10
  • 4 star values: 9
  • 3 star values: 5
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 2

This is my grandfather's recipe, it's a basic recipe for Italian cheesecake.

Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
1 hr
total:
1 hr 10 mins
Servings:
16
Yield:
2 cheesecakes
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Ingredients

16
Original recipe yields 16 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Coat two 9-inch pie pans with vegetable oil cooking spray.

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  • Beat eggs in a large bowl. Mix in the ricotta cheese, vanilla, cinnamon, sugar, zest, and whiskey. Pour into prepared pans.

  • Bake in preheated oven for 1 hour to 1 hour 15 minutes, until firm. Let cool, then refrigerate until cold.

Nutrition Facts

214 calories; protein 13.2g; carbohydrates 17.3g; fat 9.5g; cholesterol 131mg; sodium 145.8mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (25)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
05/04/2007
THE BEST CHEESECAKE EVER!!! Read More
(57)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
03/27/2008
This didn't turn out well, at all! Read More
(36)
27 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 10
  • 4 star values: 9
  • 3 star values: 5
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 5 stars
05/04/2007
THE BEST CHEESECAKE EVER!!! Read More
(57)
Rating: 5 stars
01/05/2008
Beyond yummy. I used Grand Marnier Liquer instead of whisky. I also used orange extract instead of orange zest. I served it with a sweet strawberry sauce. Read More
(39)
Rating: 1 stars
03/27/2008
This didn't turn out well, at all! Read More
(36)
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Rating: 4 stars
09/30/2007
When my grandmother passed she took her recipes with her. This is the closest I have come to replicating her cheesecake. Only thing I did different was omit the orange zest and add a pinch or so of anise seed (my grandmother's cheesecake had that anise flavor). Thanks for a great recipe! Read More
(30)
Rating: 4 stars
12/31/2007
Very easy and not too sweet. I used small custard dishes and halved the recipe. I prefer almond extract over vanilla in many recipes and used it in this. Sprinkle cinnamon on top after done and serve with strawberries/blueberries. Read More
(21)
Rating: 5 stars
12/28/2007
Thanks! My nonna gave me her recipe but didn't tell me to refrigerate it or leave it on the counter. Appreciate your specific reference to refrigerator... Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/08/2007
This is like my Grandmother's Recipe!!!!! EECELLENT!!!:-) Read More
(13)
Rating: 4 stars
11/17/2008
This cheesecake is very Italian and delicious. The best part is it's so easy to make! Read More
(13)
Rating: 4 stars
10/29/2007
I like this cheesecake. I put two cans of cherry filling on top of a 12 X 9. I was apprehensive about it after my first slice preferring cream cheese but after day 3 it's growing on me. Literally lol. Read More
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