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Cheesecake, Italian Style

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Category: Cheesecakes

 Ingredients List

  • -----------------------------COOKIE-DOUGH CRUST-----------------------------
  • 1 c All-purpose flour
  • 1/4 c Sugar
  • 1/2 c Butter
  • 1 Egg yolk
  • 1 ts Vanilla


1 cn (20 ounces) crushed
-pineapple; well drained
4 Egg whites; room temperature
1/2 c Sugar
16 oz Ricotta cheese; drained,
8 oz Cream cheese; softened
1/4 c All-purpose flour
1 ts Vanilla
1/2 ts Salt
2 Eggs; room temperature

Prepare crust, bake and cool; spread pineapple on crust; beat egg whites
until soft peaks form, gradually beat in sugar until whites are stiff and
shiny, set aside. Beat together cheeses, flour, vanilla and salt until
smooth. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each. Fold in egg
whites carefully but thoroughly. Pour into crust and bake in preheated 300
oven 70 min. or until cake tester comes out clean. Cool on cake rack, then
refrigerate. Run spatula around edge of cake to loosen, then remove from

COOKIE DOUGH CRUST Combine flour and sugar. Cut in butter til fine. Beat
yolk with vanilla, then work into flour with fork til well blended. Shape
in ball, put on sm. piece of wax paper and flatten to pancake shape. Chill
10 min. Put in bottom of 9" cheesecake pan and press with fingers to cover
bottom and 1" up sides. Bake in preheated 400 oven 12-14 min. or until
lightly browned.

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