Ricotta Cheesecake with Berries and Lavender Recipe

Ricotta Cheesecake with Berries and Lavender
Rancho La Puerta

Ingredients

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  • 3 cups corn or wheat flake cereal
  • 1 cup agave or maple syrup
  • 3 egg whites
  • 2 whole eggs
  • 2 cups cottage cheese
  • 8 ounces cream cheese
  • ½ cup sour cream
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • Zest of 1 orange
  • 2 cups ripe seasonal berries (such as blackberries, raspberries, blueberries, or strawberries)
  • Lavender blossoms, rose petals, or other edible flowers, for garnish (optional)

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Directions

Preheat the oven to 325 degrees.

In the bowl of food processor, combine the cereal and ¼ cup of the syrup, pulsing until coarsely ground. Press the crumbs firmly into the bottom of an oiled 9-inch springform pan or a cake pan with a removable bottom.

Cut a piece of parchment paper to line the sides of the pan, fit the paper snugly around the inside edge, and brush the paper lightly with oil. (This will make it easier to release the cheesecake from the pan.)

In a clean bowl of a food processor or in a blender, combine the egg whites, whole eggs, cottage cheese, cream cheese, sour cream, vanilla, orange zest, and ½ cup of the syrup. Process until completely smooth, then pour the cheese mixture over the crust.

Bake for 1 hour, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool on a rack for 30 minutes, then release the cheesecake and remove the paper. Chill, uncovered for several hours, until completely firm.

To serve, set the cake on a serving plate and top with the berries. Drizzle the remaining ¼ cup syrup over the fruit and decorate with lavender blossoms, rose petals, or other edible flowers, if desired.

Nutrition

Calories per serving:

523 calories

Dietary restrictions:

Balanced, High Fiber Vegetarian, Peanut Free, Tree Nut Free, Soy Free, Fish Free, Shellfish Free, Alcohol Free, No Oil Added

Daily value:

26%

Servings:

6
  • Fat 133g 204%
  • Carbs 427g 142%
  • Saturated 68g 341%
  • Fiber 37g 147%
  • Trans 0g
  • Sugars 334g
  • Monounsaturated 33g
  • Polyunsaturated 9g
  • Protein 94g 188%
  • Cholesterol 663mg 221%
  • Sodium 2,642mg 110%
  • Calcium 843mg 84%
  • Magnesium 276mg 69%
  • Potassium 2,818mg 81%
  • Iron 6mg 33%
  • Zinc 7mg 46%
  • Phosphorus 1,645mg 235%
  • Vitamin A 1,378µg 153%
  • Vitamin C 157mg 262%
  • Thiamin (B1) 1mg 78%
  • Riboflavin (B2) 2mg 124%
  • Niacin (B3) 10mg 52%
  • Vitamin B6 1mg 57%
  • Folic Acid (B9) 376µg 94%
  • Vitamin B12 3µg 57%
  • Vitamin D 4µg 1%
  • Vitamin E 5mg 23%
  • Vitamin K 67µg 84%
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