This Ricotta Cheesecake from chef Jennifer Cole of Fabbrica Restaurant in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, is not your typical American cheesecake. It is Italian-style made with fresh ricotta and bursting with lemon.
Blend together the cookies, butter, and sugar, and press into the bottom of a 10-inch spring form pan.
Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F.
Mix together the ricotta, sugar, lemon juice and zest. Incorporate the eggs one at a time with a whisk, then add in the flour and salt. Pour on top of the crust. Cover with aluminum foil and bake for 30 minutes.