About this recipe: Enjoy this thin but dense Italian-style cheesecake with its fresh lemon flavour with a cup of tea or as a dessert. Cheesecakes usually contain high levels of fat, but this recipe isn't baked with a butter-rich crust, and it uses lower-fat ricotta cheese rather than rich cream cheese, so the overall fat content is much reduced.
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Alternative fruit toppings include halved strawberries, blueberries and raspberries.
I opted not to do the topping, and I halved the sugar substituting sweetener. Next time I won't use the brandy, but will put in spices such as cinnamon, nutmeg and more vanilla esscence. - 06 Feb 2017