Company Ricotta Cheesecake

You know how you sometimes need a dessert that no one suspects is good for them? This cheesecake is beautiful, tastes great, and is healthy to boot.

Made with no fat Greek yogurt and ricotta cheese, this recipe is really easy and tastes great!  With 30% protein, it will provide more satiety than your average fat and carb bomb version.  

The majority of the energy in this recipe comes from the almonds which provide monounsaturated fat, glycine, vitamin E and a range of minerals.  Low-fat milk provides some more protein along with calcium, potassium, zinc and vitamins B2 and B12.   

Macros 

One serve provides 150 calories, 11 g protein, 9 g fat, 4 g net carbs and P:E = 0.8.

Micros  

The Cronometer screengrab below shows the nutrients provided by 2000 calories of this recipe relative to the Optimal Nutrient Intakes.  

Ingredients 

SERVES 8

Crust Ingredients:

  • 3/4 cup skinless almonds or almond flour
  • 1/4 cup oat fibre
  • 3 tablespoons sweetener
  • Pinch of kosher salt
  • 1 large egg yolk – save egg white for filling
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted and cooled
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Filling 

  • 8-ounces Greek yogurt
  • 3/4 cup sweetener of choice
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 4 cups ricotta
  • 2 large eggs plus one egg white
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1 tablespoon coconut flour

Topping

  • 2 cups fresh raspberries or blueberries

Directions 

  • Preheat oven to 325o F (160o C).
  • Whir crust ingredients in the food processor until crumbled
  • Press into a springform pan using a metal measuring cup.
  • Bake crust for 12 minutes. Cool 20 minutes.
  • Whir filling Ingredients in the food processor until smooth.
  • Pour on top of the crust layer.
  • Bake 50 minutes.
  • Cool 8 hours in the fridge.
  • Remove cheesecake from the springform pan. Loosen the edges with a knife first or it sticks.
  • Top with raspberries or blueberries once cool (or your favourite fruit).

FAQ

Some people use a water bath, are you worried about the top cracking? 

  • Not really, the fruit will cover the entire top. I’m just happy I made a cheesecake. 

How big is your springform pan? 

  • It is a 9-inch nonstick springform pan purchased on Amazon 

Are you concerned about the fat in the almonds?

  • No, it’s up to you if you want to incorporate almonds into your diet 

Which brand of sweetener did you use? 

  • Allulose – ordered from Amazon 

Do you know the nutritional breakdown? 

  • The breakdown is dependent upon serving size and ingredients used. Enter the recipe and serving sizes into Cronometer and see what you think. 

Will ____ work in this recipe?

  • This is the first time I have made this dessert and my second cheesecake ever. I can tell you it’s really really good.

Suitable for 

This recipe is featured in the following recipe books optimised for nutrient density.  Follow the links below to find more nutrient-dense recipes optimised for YOUR goal.   

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