Rum Ricotta Cheesecake

Serves: 12Hands-on: 10 minutesTotal: 1 hour 10 minutesDifficulty: Medium

Serves: 12


  • 2 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 1⁄3 cup melted butter
  • 3 lbs. part-skim ricotta cheese
  • 1 1⁄2 cups sugar
  • 8 large eggs
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 4 Tbsp. light rum
  • 1 package (10 oz.) frozen raspberries, thawed and drained


  • Preheat oven to 300°F.
  • In a medium bowl, combine the crumbs and the butter. Stir until the mixture is evenly moistened. Press into the bottom of a 9-by-13-by-2-inch baking pan. Set aside
  • In a large bowl, combine the ricotta cheese, sugar, eggs, vanilla, and rum and beat until smooth. Pour over the graham cracker crust.
  • Bake for 1 hour, or until the top cracks slightly and the cake is firm. Let cool in the pan on a rack. To serve, spoon the raspberries onto individual servings.