Pizza Dolce (Grandma’s Italian Cheesecake)

Pizza Dolce was a typical dessert my Grandmother would make around the holidays.  The Ricotta Cheese makes it a little lighter than a typical cheesecake and the lemon zest gives it a nice fresh flavor. – Patty

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Pizza Dolce (Grandma’s Italian Cheesecake)

  • Author: Patty
  • Total Time: 2 hours
  • Yield: 6-8 servings 1x

Description

Pizza Dolce was a typical dessert my Grandmother would make around the holidays.  The Ricotta Cheese makes it a little lighter than a typical cheesecake and the lemon zest gives it a nice fresh flavor.


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Ingredients

  • 10 eggs
  • 1/2 cup of heavy cream
  • 3 lbs of Ricotta Cheese
  • 1 jigger of Annisette or Sambuca
  • 1/2 tsp of cinnamon
  • 2 cups of sugar
  • 1 lemon zest and juice
  • A pinch of ground cloves
  • 1 ounce of whiskey (optional)
  • Honey for drizzling

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  2. Mix all ingredients together until smooth.
  3. Pour into a greased 9 x 13 inch baking dish.
  4. Drizzle honey over the entire top.
  5. Bake for 1-1.5 hours or until golden brown on top and you can insert a knife and it comes out clean.
  6. Let cool before serving.

Notes

The pie might deflate a bit while cooling but that’s expected.