Prep:  15 minutes
Cook:  65 minutes
Serves:  6
Average: 4.3 (8 votes)
Recipe by: Perfect Italiano
Use seasonal cherries in this delightfully easy cheesecake. Brandy soaked fruits take it to another level!

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Cheesecake with Brandy Soaked Fruits
  1. Preheat oven to 210°C
  2. Place Ricotta in a sieve over a bowl for a few minutes to drain
  3. Place Ricotta and sugar in a large bowl and mix well
  4. Add egg yolks and vanilla and mix until smooth. Stir in cream
  5. Whip egg whites in a separate bowl until stiff peaks form. Fold gently into Ricotta mixture along with raisins, lemon and orange rind
  6. Grease a 20 cm round springform cake pan with butter and sprinkle with biscuit crumbs. Pour filling into tin and smooth surface with a spatula
  7. Place in oven and bake for 10 minutes, then reduce heat to 180°C and continue to cook for another 55 minutes, or until the cake is nicely browned on top and just set
  8. Turn off oven with the oven door ajar and leave cake to cool completely in oven, if possible
  9. Dust with icing sugar and decorate with fresh cherries or berries and a dollop of mascarpone
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