Sicilian Cheesecake with Ricotta, Orange and Almond

Bursting with bright citrus flavor and a touch of almond, this Sicilian cheesecake totally captures the essence of the Mediterranean.

It’s a great recipe to share with family and friends on holidays and special occasions, is easy to make, and can be made well in advance and frozen.


For The Crust: Graham Crackers Raw Almonds Sugar Unsalted Butter

Gather all ingredients. Strain the ricotta cheese.

Zest the oranges. Butter the bottom and sides of a 9” springform pan.

Then, grind the graham crackers and almonds together in a food processor or blender. Combine them with the sugar.

Melt the butter over low heat and stir in the orange zest. Pour the butter mixture into the crumb mixture and mix until well-combined and until the mixture holds together when squeezed in your hand.

Then, firmly press this mixture evenly into the bottom and along the sides of the springform pan with your hands, applying medium-firm pressure until the crumbs are set.

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