Lemon & Honey Ricotta Cheesecake

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*THIS CONTEST IS NOW CLOSED. CONGRATS GISELE!*

I used to make cheesecakes all the time. It was kind of my thing.

This was back in the eighties, when I was a teenager who a) idolized Canadian Living magazine and b) wanted to win the heart of a certain acid wash jeans-wearing boy with Adam Clayton glasses who thought cheesecake was the height of gourmet and requested the New York-style one I had learned to make (from Canadian Living) for every birthday. But the neighbour in the duplex he lived in with his parents – an older German lady – often made a deep cheesecake with a dry, almost crumbly texture that he was enamoured with, and so I set about figuring out how to make one.

Which is what good girlfriends do, right?

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Not able to perfectly replicate it, I eventually moved on to a dense, silky chocolate-mocha cheesecake with a chocolate cookie crumb crust that I made for about ten years before my interest in cheesecake waned – making it that is, not eating it. And yet I have somehow amassed a collection of dozens of springform pan sides and bottoms, approximately two of which actually align with each other.

A recent tub of ricotta brought back memories of that German-style cheesecake, and I thought I’d meet it halfway – not all dry and crumbly, but a little more rustic than the usual rich and creamy.
And because my spontaneous decision to bake a cheesecake came about approximately twenty minutes before I had to go pick up W from school, I decided to do the whole thing in the food processor – pulse gingersnaps into dust, add melted butter to turn them into wet sand that can be pressed into the bottom of the one springform pan I could find, then whiz the ricotta-cream cheese-honey-lemon-eggs into a perfectly smooth filling that required only pouring and baking. Almost instant, this. Which is not generally what I think of when I consider baking a cheesecake from scratch.

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Making a cheesecake kind of seems like a bigger deal than it actually is. Look! No biggie.

Also? Once baked, my cheesecake will lie in wait in the fridge for a party on Saturday, all ready to go, no decorating required save for a handful of berries. Yay cheesecake!

Tip:

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I know – not everyone owns a food processor. So before we get to the recipe, to make up for being MIA lately I’ve got a fancy schmancy new one to give away! One of you will have a KitchenAid 13-Cup Food Processor with ExactSliceâ„¢ System (valued at $299.99!) delivered to your door (sorry, Canadian residents only) for your processing pleasure. This one is particularly great for big chopped salads and slaws – but it makes a perfectly smooth cheesecake too – even when you only have 20 minutes to get it into the oven. (Read more about my experience with this particular machine over here.)

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To enter, leave a comment. Say anything! I’ll do a random draw on Friday.

THE CONTEST IS NOW CLOSED! CONGRATULATIONS GISELE!!

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Lemon & Honey Ricotta Cheesecake

Adapted from Giada.

Crust:
2 rows (about 1 dozen) small gingersnap cookies
1/4 cup butter, melted

Filling:
1 475 g tub ricotta cheese
2 8 oz (250 g) pkgs cream cheese, at room temperature
3/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup honey
grated zest of a lemon or orange
4 large eggs

fresh berries, for topping (optional)

Preheat the oven to 350F.

In the bowl of a food processor, pulse the cookies into crumbs – you should have about 1 1/2 cups. Add the butter and pulse until well blended. Press into the bottom of a 9-inch springform pan and bake for 12 minutes, until pale golden.

Put the ricotta, cream cheese, sugar, honey and lemon zest into the bowl of the food processor – no need to wash it out – and pulse until well blended and smooth. Add the eggs and pulse just until blended.

Pour the cheese mixture over the crust and bake for 1 hour, until set but still slightly jiggly in the middle. Cool in the pan on a wire rack, then refrigerate until cold, which should take a few hours. (Can be made up to a few days ahead.)

Serve in wedges, topped with berries. Serves 8.

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April 30 2014 11:53 pm | cake and dessert

423 Responses to “Lemon & Honey Ricotta Cheesecake”

  1. Ben Volek on 01 May 2014 at 12:04 am #

    Looking forward to making this one!

  2. Jaime on 01 May 2014 at 12:06 am #

    Yay cheesecake!!

  3. Heather Whitbread on 01 May 2014 at 12:08 am #

    Tempted to follow your instructions, and just say”anything” ;-) This cheesecake looks delicious and winning something would be an awesome way to replicate it :)

  4. Kathy on 01 May 2014 at 12:12 am #

    I haven’t made a cheesecake in ages, but this one looks so easy, I may have to find one of my many springform pans and try it.

    Always love your recipes.

  5. Jackie on 01 May 2014 at 12:17 am #

    Looks delicious! Can’t wait to try this recipe!

  6. Patricia on 01 May 2014 at 12:19 am #

    Thanks for the cheesecake recipe! Gonna try it out!

  7. Derek McEwen on 01 May 2014 at 12:24 am #

    Ricotta is awesome, cheesecake is better and I hope I can pull off this recipe!

  8. Trina cathcart on 01 May 2014 at 12:37 am #

    Thanks for another great recipe Julie!

  9. Voula Martin on 01 May 2014 at 12:46 am #

    Love cheesecake made with ricotta. Hell I like anything with ricotta!

  10. Heather S on 01 May 2014 at 12:47 am #

    I have never owned a food processor so your give-away would be a very welcomed treat! Then I could make your cheesecake recipe that looks oh so yummy ???

  11. amber on 01 May 2014 at 12:54 am #

    I made a, from scratch, twix bar cheesecake a couple days ago ( a request from my man) which turned out great… but this looks just as delicious!

  12. Christine on 01 May 2014 at 1:00 am #

    I need a food processor!

  13. Karin on 01 May 2014 at 1:06 am #

    Nice give-away! Would love to try the cheesecake recipe using a food processor. Don’t yet own one but hope to soon. :)

  14. Kayla on 01 May 2014 at 2:54 am #

    Yum!! Looks like I’ll be heading out for some ricotta tomorrow!

  15. stephanie on 01 May 2014 at 3:26 am #

    Looks so good. I will have to make it. :)

  16. Laurie ingram on 01 May 2014 at 4:19 am #

    If I win this I will make Orange Cardamom Chocolate Bran Muffins! Mmmmm!

  17. Della on 01 May 2014 at 4:52 am #

    The lid to my food processor cracked on the weekend so this is perfect timing – for me.

  18. Josie on 01 May 2014 at 5:04 am #

    You make cheese cake look easey peasey. Thanks for sharing and I enjoy your posts.

  19. Medeja on 01 May 2014 at 5:06 am #

    Your cheesecake looks so great!

  20. SJ on 01 May 2014 at 5:24 am #

    Almond flavoring would be a good addition to this.

  21. Kathryn on 01 May 2014 at 5:28 am #

    Say anything. Okay. Loved the ‘do this’ to ‘avoid this’.

    Great recipe too.

    Thanks,
    Kathryn

  22. Midge on 01 May 2014 at 5:39 am #

    Making this today for dinner Saturday, can’t wait to serve it.

    Thanks Julie.

    I read you before I go to the gym, then I can work off my guilt about what I’m going to make next.

    YUM

  23. Lorraine on 01 May 2014 at 6:01 am #

    I own a very small food processor and would love one a little bigger and stronger.
    Yea for cheesecake anytime.
    #KitchenAid

  24. Dawne Marie on 01 May 2014 at 6:15 am #

    LOVE Kitchen Aid appliances and cheesecake!

  25. Mare on 01 May 2014 at 6:18 am #

    There are few things I would love more than a food processor (a trip to Iceland, maybe?). Joking aside, as a young twenty-something, I am always eager to try new recipes but get stuck when I see the word “food-processor.” I am already imagining all the wonderful things I could make if I had one! Thanks Julie!

  26. Ellen on 01 May 2014 at 6:29 am #

    Lemon desserts are always my favouite, and this one looks simple and superb. Thanks for posting!

  27. Allison on 01 May 2014 at 6:30 am #

    Your lemon and honey ricotta cheesecake looks delicious and I can’t wait to give it a try! Would love a food processor as I have never had one! Thanks.

  28. Sue on 01 May 2014 at 6:35 am #

    I don’t like cheesecake but I love making it!

  29. Alison on 01 May 2014 at 6:39 am #

    That looks delicious. And, I’d ???? a food processor. Thank you.

  30. Heather on 01 May 2014 at 6:40 am #

    I’m looking forward to trying this new recipe!

  31. Susan Dai on 01 May 2014 at 6:44 am #

    Your 80s cheesecake romance was so nostalgic for me! Fun post!

  32. Lori on 01 May 2014 at 6:44 am #

    Yummmm!! (and I’ve always wanted a food processor).

    LOVE your blog!

  33. Jen on 01 May 2014 at 6:56 am #

    Most of my baking seems to be done spontaniously when I should be heading out the door. Therefore, I should probably try this cheesecake.

  34. Kirsten on 01 May 2014 at 6:56 am #

    Considering that the weather has finally warmed up and I have to leave behind the (somewhat) camouflaging properties of heavy sweaters, jackets, etc., I don’t need to make this right now but it certainly looks good!

  35. lisa wright on 01 May 2014 at 6:56 am #

    Ginger base – devine!
    I love cooking and prepping with a food processor…

  36. Brenda on 01 May 2014 at 6:57 am #

    Do you recall a tip from Anna Olsen about flipping the base of the spring-form pan upside down to avoid leakage? I don’t know if I dreamed it or if I really did read it somewhere.

  37. Laura Grace on 01 May 2014 at 6:57 am #

    Food processor–yes please! Thanks for the opportunity to win. And that cheesecake looks so so great!

  38. Rosalind on 01 May 2014 at 7:00 am #

    This looks delicious! I often seem isolated in my love of cheesecake, so I may just have to make this for myself.

  39. Tamera on 01 May 2014 at 7:01 am #

    Another great recipe – my boys will love it!
    Thanks Julie!

  40. Debra. on 01 May 2014 at 7:01 am #

    Anything !

  41. Cheryl on 01 May 2014 at 7:03 am #

    Julie, is there any way to make a non-dairy cheesecake? I sure miss it, and this one looks divine. Thanks!

  42. Lisa on 01 May 2014 at 7:03 am #

    I too was the cheesecake making birthday queen! I need to make dessert for “soup club” at work and this will fit the bill….but alas, my beloved food processor recently went to appliance heaven. So a sparkly new one would be a welcome addition to my pantry!! Thanks in advance!! :)

  43. Joy on 01 May 2014 at 7:08 am #

    My mom used to make this but because we lived in the prairies in the middle of nowhere she used cottage cheese instead of ricotta. It was lemony and delicious. Thanks for reminding me :>)

  44. Kate on 01 May 2014 at 7:09 am #

    Wow, that does sound easy. I am tempted to try for dinner at Mom & Dad’s this weekend….

  45. Rebecca on 01 May 2014 at 7:09 am #

    Mmm….cheesecake! Love it so much that we had it as our wedding cake. Funny story about that – when we got married in 2000, I was working at a coffee shop and had befriended an RCMP officer. He loved to cook and offered to make our wedding cakes. He gave me a great price and the chocolate raspberry cheesecakes that he made were SO good. I even had some leftover at the end of the night – I took the pieces home and froze them individually so I could enjoy cheesecake for months to come. Yum :)

  46. Jules @ WolfItDown on 01 May 2014 at 7:10 am #

    This looks wonderful!
    I remember I tried to make no-bake cheesecakes last year for my birthday when I thought my oven was broken (turns out – it wasn’t, just switched off at the wall…d’oh), but they never set. This however, looks amazing, AND since my oven works, I could totally make this!

    PS. Don’t pick me, I’m just a Norwegian living in Scotland, and thus sadly not ticking the ONE box required. May the best person win though :D x

  47. Pat on 01 May 2014 at 7:14 am #

    Thanks Julie!

  48. Darlene on 01 May 2014 at 7:14 am #

    I also learned to make cheesecakes when I was a teenager from an ancient book my mom had. My cheesecake came out like yours did, but the style back then was this kind of soft cheesecake with cherry pie filling that was nothing like the cheesecake in my mom’s book. I love your blog!

  49. Terri on 01 May 2014 at 7:21 am #

    You won the boy AND made wicked awesome cheesecake…I declare this a win win situation ;)

  50. Becky on 01 May 2014 at 7:22 am #

    Cheesecake + KitchenAid = 2 of my favorite things

  51. Catherine on 01 May 2014 at 7:30 am #

    I love making cheesecake, but my food processor is currently being held together by duct tape. Thanks for the great recipe!

  52. Sam on 01 May 2014 at 7:30 am #

    For some reason I am terrified to make cheesecake but you make it sound so much easier than I think it is. I will attempt to make this soon! A food processor would definitely help. ;)

  53. Jaime on 01 May 2014 at 7:32 am #

    Love the tip to avoid ‘cheesecake crack’!

  54. Lynda on 01 May 2014 at 7:33 am #

    I have owned a Kitchen Aid Mixmaster for 16 years and love it. What a workhorse! Would love to try this cheesecake!

  55. AManda on 01 May 2014 at 7:33 am #

    Looks delicious! And so simple!

  56. Tina on 01 May 2014 at 7:37 am #

    Mmmm, I love a good cheesecake. I am looking forward to making this one, hopefully with a brand new food processor(it would be my first food processor). ;)
    By the way, thank you for producing such an excellent blog for all things food-I have learned a lot from reading and experienced some wonderful food(after making yet another mouth watering recipe).

  57. Katie on 01 May 2014 at 7:38 am #

    I miss making cheesecakes!!

  58. Kendra on 01 May 2014 at 7:39 am #

    Looks like an awesome new toy, I’m pretty sure I could find room in the kitchen for the food processor.
    Cheese cake looks pretty lovely as well, did you bake it in the hot water bath or just on the rack in the oven?

  59. Brenda O'Neill on 01 May 2014 at 7:49 am #

    Love your recipes and website and I’d love to win this!

  60. ken on 01 May 2014 at 7:51 am #

    I am still getting praise for the apple pie cheesecake you posted a couple of years ago. Tou rock!

  61. Val on 01 May 2014 at 7:52 am #

    I didn’t realize cheesecake was so easy to make!

  62. Pat on 01 May 2014 at 7:52 am #

    Would love to have a food processor. Love reading your blog!

  63. Barb on 01 May 2014 at 7:58 am #

    I’ve never made a cheesecake!

  64. Jodi O on 01 May 2014 at 7:59 am #

    Thanks for the great (as usual) post! Please enter me to win that fantastic food processor :)

  65. Susanne Visser on 01 May 2014 at 8:02 am #

    I have never made cheesecake w/ricotta. An italian friend told me you can make tiramisu with it too instead of mascarpone. Hmmmmmmm interesting! And def more affordable.

  66. Jenny on 01 May 2014 at 8:03 am #

    I need this for making pesto and scones!

  67. Denese on 01 May 2014 at 8:04 am #

    If I wait a month to make this, I should be able to doll it up with some form of the rhubarb that is springing up in the garden. Or with Meyer lemon curd before that.

  68. Yeng on 01 May 2014 at 8:06 am #

    I have never made cheesecake nor with ricotta cheese as an ingredient in a food processor and will definitely give this a try some time soon!

  69. Vicki on 01 May 2014 at 8:07 am #

    Brings back memories. In the 70s my mum used to make the cheesecakes my dad served in his restaurant in Spain. Could sure use this good processor. For the salad chopping function, not the cheesecake making. At least that’s what I’ll keep telling myself until the next WW weigh in ????..

  70. Trudi S on 01 May 2014 at 8:07 am #

    I love your blog!

  71. Morag on 01 May 2014 at 8:09 am #

    I’ll dig out some shoulder pads & leg warmers to channel the 80′s when I try this out ;)

  72. Julie on 01 May 2014 at 8:11 am #

    Cheesecake is our family’s birthday cake.

  73. Donna Watson on 01 May 2014 at 8:13 am #

    I’ve never made a cheesecake with ricotta cheese before. Thanks for the recipe – love your site!

  74. karyn hall on 01 May 2014 at 8:17 am #

    This sounds yummy! and love the tips to prevent cracking. If you want to sell your house bake this cheesecake in the oven during the open house and the smell will be wonderful and then you can sit down and enjoy it when you review your offers.

  75. Kristi A. on 01 May 2014 at 8:18 am #

    This looks yummy!

  76. Mary on 01 May 2014 at 8:18 am #

    Beautiful cheesecake. Perfect for spring.

  77. Jennifer schramm on 01 May 2014 at 8:22 am #

    I love cheesecake!!! What a great way to start May!!

  78. Erin on 01 May 2014 at 8:22 am #

    Looks delicious! And a perfect way to complement Burger Week YYC ;)
    I’m pretty sure cheesecake goes with everything.

  79. Heather Cook on 01 May 2014 at 8:22 am #

    YUM! Cheesecake is my weakness!

  80. Jennifer M on 01 May 2014 at 8:27 am #

    Mmm there’s this Italian bakery in Coquitlam BC that does a mean ricotta cheesecake – nom nom nom

  81. mar on 01 May 2014 at 8:27 am #

    It’s been 48 years since the shower/wedding gifts (yes we received a ‘blender’), so it may be time for its retirement. I still make my Mother’s unbaked cheesecake recipe too!!

  82. Lynda Miller on 01 May 2014 at 8:29 am #

    This looks fabulous Julie – like all your recipes. I love to try them, they often become family favourites. Thanks

  83. Ava Hammond on 01 May 2014 at 8:30 am #

    It must be telepathy, I have been thinking cheese cake lately and this one looks about right. Thanks!

  84. Tara on 01 May 2014 at 8:31 am #

    This looks delicious Julie! I love all of your recipes. Thanks for sharing :)

  85. Amy Mc on 01 May 2014 at 8:32 am #

    mmm cheesecake! And a food processor would come in handy for the baby food I’ll need to start making soon !

  86. Susan on 01 May 2014 at 8:32 am #

    This looks so yummy and easy!!! I may have to make one for my birthday this weekend!

  87. Lisa on 01 May 2014 at 8:32 am #

    Oh my goodness – that’s the food processor of my dreams! And it would perfectly match my beautiful Kitchen-Aid mixer!

    My all-time favourite cheesecake is the Stilton cheesecake with rhubarb compote at NOtaBLE. I’ve tried making it myself (there is a recipe for it online somewhere), but it just doesn’t stack up. Luckily, I’ll be back in YYC for a quick visit this June, a stop there is definitely on my list!

  88. Amanda on 01 May 2014 at 8:33 am #

    I have a baby on the way and think this would be so helpful in the baby food making department. And, of course, I’d also love to attempt making a cheesecake with it!

  89. Denise on 01 May 2014 at 8:33 am #

    My food processor broke, I would love this! Also, my family loves cheesecake.

  90. Mia on 01 May 2014 at 8:33 am #

    Mmm… your cheesecake looks delicious!

  91. Monica I. on 01 May 2014 at 8:33 am #

    Anything I can make in one device is my fave!

  92. Denise on 01 May 2014 at 8:35 am #

    Looks fantastic!

    Would love to win it & save my knuckles from the box grater!

  93. Pete on 01 May 2014 at 8:35 am #

    Had a cheesecake cupcake from the Avenue Cakery Bake Shope in Airdrie and it was FAB!

  94. Amy on 01 May 2014 at 8:36 am #

    Oh yum! This sounds delicious! I’ve only tried tried making dense, moist chocolatey cheesecakes so far.

  95. Pete on 01 May 2014 at 8:37 am #

    Looks yummy!

  96. Giselle on 01 May 2014 at 8:37 am #

    I made cheesecakes in the 80′s as well but now many of my family are lactose-free. I tried using soy cream cheese to make a dairy-free cheesecake and it was an expensive disaster; it melted into an oily mess on the bottom of my oven! I would love to find a proven recipe for a dairy-free cheesecake.

  97. Stephanie on 01 May 2014 at 8:37 am #

    A food processor is a gift from the gods … pesto; pie crusts; tomato sauce; broccoli puree … all possible through the magic of Cuisinart. My first food processor was actually a Robot Coupe (original food processor) and I have loved them since.

  98. Colleen on 01 May 2014 at 8:39 am #

    Cheeeeesecake!!!

  99. Paul on 01 May 2014 at 8:40 am #

    Ooh, this looks good. I have never made a cheesecake but I should try it!

  100. Cindy Crandell on 01 May 2014 at 8:40 am #

    Cheesecake will always be my first love!

  101. Kim T on 01 May 2014 at 8:40 am #

    Julie, I am a huge fan! It truly would be a dream come true, if I won this prize. I have never had a food processor and I feel that this would change my cooking forever! Thank you!

  102. Suan on 01 May 2014 at 8:42 am #

    I make lots of cheesecakes, but don’t use ricotta. This will be new, Thanks !

  103. Paige on 01 May 2014 at 8:43 am #

    My sister was the cheesecake fan in our family. Every single birthday for years was a cheesecake birthday.

  104. jake on 01 May 2014 at 8:45 am #

    Remember Sam’s Deli on 4th in the 80′s? (Maybe My Marvin’s before that??). Their NY style cheesecake, and toasted bagels with cream cheese!!! They served an ice cream scoop of cream cheese with a perfectly toasted, buttered bagel. Bagels weren’t too common in Cowtown then, but way better than what is around now. Also borscht, perogies, reubens.

    AND blueberry tea (Amaretto and Grande Marnier)???

    Good times.

    Cheers,
    Jake

  105. Lori on 01 May 2014 at 8:46 am #

    I’ve never made a cheesecake, but I think I’ll try my first this weekend, using this recipe!

  106. Linda C on 01 May 2014 at 8:46 am #

    Yum! Making cheesecake was kinda my thing, too (although likely not as big of a thing as your thing), but it hasn’t happened in a while. Great idea to make it in a food processor, and I could use a new one… mine is missing bits and pieces.

  107. CathyH on 01 May 2014 at 8:46 am #

    Love cheesecake!

  108. Mandy on 01 May 2014 at 8:46 am #

    Mmmmmm Cheesecake!

  109. Ann on 01 May 2014 at 8:47 am #

    Thanks for another great post, Julie. Reading your post brought back fond memories of my own of making cheesecake in the 80s. I haven’t made a cheesecake in years, but I like your idea of using ricotta cheese and honey. With fresh strawberries in season I think it’s time to make a cheesecake again!

    Thanks so much for continuing your blog! I’ve been reading it since about Day 62! You are my go-to gal whenever I’m looking for a recipe, especially when company is coming.

  110. La Cuisine d'Helene on 01 May 2014 at 8:49 am #

    I used to make cheesecakes a lot also. Now I make them in mason jars. I like your recipe using ricotta. Looks delish!

  111. Rene on 01 May 2014 at 8:53 am #

    My friend and I have an ongoing (15+ years) competition around who can come up with the best cheesecake. Typically, we let restaurants do this for us. Not today. I am going to create this and win. Win I tell you! (Thanks Julie!)

  112. Nancy on 01 May 2014 at 8:54 am #

    Your sloppy joes with cheesy rarebit is in our monthly meal rotation – always a big hit!

  113. Melissa on 01 May 2014 at 8:58 am #

    Love cheesecake and can’t wait to try this one out!

  114. erin on 01 May 2014 at 9:00 am #

    Oh, I would love a new food processor – since I broke my last one :( It was around New Year’s, and I was trying to do a full day of making freezer meals. I’ve blocked what I was actually making or doing, but I always wrecked my blender that same day….

  115. CathyD on 01 May 2014 at 9:02 am #

    “For your processing pleasure”. LOL. That made me laugh for some reason.

  116. Wendy on 01 May 2014 at 9:03 am #

    Cheesecake is not my favorite dessert but the KitchenAid food processor looks awesome for tons of other food prep

  117. Anis Zarei on 01 May 2014 at 9:03 am #

    I tried one exactly like this and totally ended up with the cracks down through the middle. :(

  118. Leslie on 01 May 2014 at 9:05 am #

    This would be a nice addition to our newly renovated kitchen!

  119. Ev on 01 May 2014 at 9:12 am #

    I’ve never made a cheesecake. This will be my first.

  120. Fiona on 01 May 2014 at 9:13 am #

    So inspirational! I haven’t made cheesecake in a long time, need to now.

  121. Yael on 01 May 2014 at 9:15 am #

    I have never attempted a cheesecake before out of fear! That nice food processor might help calm the nerves.

  122. Bonnie on 01 May 2014 at 9:21 am #

    I have never tried a baked cheesscake but this looks do-able. And I am in need of a new food processor, the last one was held together with duct tape and finally was disposed of during our recent move.

  123. Chris on 01 May 2014 at 9:22 am #

    This looks great. Have to say, I am also a fan of the dry, crumbly German-type cheesecake. My friend from Germany used to make it for me! Would love a new food processor, mine is a Braun and on its last legs…

  124. Anita on 01 May 2014 at 9:22 am #

    Bought a food processor over 25 years ago for $100 when WEM opened – could really use a new one!

  125. Mairi on 01 May 2014 at 9:24 am #

    Wow….looks delicious.

    Is it just a coincidence that John Cusack was in the movie “Say Anything”?

  126. Evelyn on 01 May 2014 at 9:28 am #

    Any appliance that can get a great tasting dessert on the table ASAP is deserving of counter space!

  127. Clint on 01 May 2014 at 9:29 am #

    Love your website (and twitter feed!) Julie, keep it up! Can’t wait to surprise the ‘boss’ with this recipe…

  128. Barb B on 01 May 2014 at 9:29 am #

    I have been thinking of cheesecake. Your recipe must be a sign that I have to make one. Thanks for the chance.

  129. Avi on 01 May 2014 at 9:37 am #

    I used to make a marvelously huge citrus cheesecake that was tart enough to handle a super sweet strawberry syrup drizzled overtop fresh berries. I’d love to try this!! :)

  130. Christy on 01 May 2014 at 9:40 am #

    Looks delicious!

  131. Shawna on 01 May 2014 at 9:45 am #

    I just made my first cheesecake in years last week as well! Used Anna Olson’s recipe you posted and it was a hit.

  132. Carolyn on 01 May 2014 at 9:50 am #

    Wow! I have ricotta in the fridge and 2 packages of cream cheese! I know what I’m making for Mother’s Day!

    Thank you!

  133. Cindy on 01 May 2014 at 9:50 am #

    This is much simpler than any cheesecake recipe I’ve tried before, sounds great!

  134. Carolyn on 01 May 2014 at 9:50 am #

    Very excited about this!

  135. Mallory @ Because I Like Chocolate on 01 May 2014 at 9:57 am #

    I always make cheesecake in muffin tins because a) it bakes faster and b) I have a thing for individual desserts. I may have to test out this recipe!

  136. Pat on 01 May 2014 at 9:57 am #

    Yay cheesecake! My favourite :-)

  137. ZeeBee on 01 May 2014 at 9:59 am #

    Love your website! Thanks for another great recipe Julie

  138. Linda on 01 May 2014 at 10:02 am #

    very excited about the draw

  139. Cpembe on 01 May 2014 at 10:06 am #

    Will have to give this recipe a try! Looks delicious.

  140. Bobbie on 01 May 2014 at 10:06 am #

    This cheesecake looks amazing, I will have to try it this weekend!

  141. Barbara on 01 May 2014 at 10:08 am #

    My small, old food processor is on its last legs. I am watching for sales, hoping to get a new one at a reasonable price. I would love to win this draw!

  142. Erin on 01 May 2014 at 10:09 am #

    Oh Julie… please pick me! I LOVE to cook and bake but have never owned a food processor. Not only will I make this cheesecake for my hubby and kidlets, but I will use it to make something special for you!
    Love your blog, thanks for all the yummy recipes.
    xo

  143. Joanne on 01 May 2014 at 10:10 am #

    Looks delicious!

  144. Judy on 01 May 2014 at 10:12 am #

    I need to make a cheesecake again, soon! Miss those days of having them at every potluck.

  145. NicoleT on 01 May 2014 at 10:23 am #

    This may be one of the only reasons to return to the 80′s!

  146. Margaret on 01 May 2014 at 10:30 am #

    Got a birthday coming this month and need to make something to celebrate. It would be wonderful to have this machine to make the creation easy-peasy. Thanks.

  147. Sarah Kucharski on 01 May 2014 at 10:35 am #

    Love it! I never worry too much about cracks in my cheesecakes – fresh berries fix everything.

  148. northern mama on 01 May 2014 at 10:45 am #

    Sure could use a new whizzer thingy.

  149. Sherry on 01 May 2014 at 10:54 am #

    Love Love all kitchen stuff.

  150. Crystal on 01 May 2014 at 10:54 am #

    Looooovvvveeee me some cheesecake!

  151. Marika on 01 May 2014 at 10:55 am #

    Love this recipe! Can’t wait to try it! I’ve also had a thing for cheesecakes for awhile :) The last one I made was strawberry white chocolate :)

  152. Mavis King on 01 May 2014 at 11:02 am #

    My bridge group will love the cheesecake

  153. Sandra on 01 May 2014 at 11:02 am #

    I have a springform pan sitting in my cupboard feeling very neglected. This recipe is just the thing to help it feel loved again!

  154. June on 01 May 2014 at 11:06 am #

    Cuisinart worn out–need new one! And I love Kitchenaid anything :)

  155. Courtney Page on 01 May 2014 at 11:08 am #

    Perfect recipe for our next dinner party!

  156. Annick on 01 May 2014 at 11:10 am #

    Always recipe that sounds so delicious. Il try to resuscitate my food processor to do it… But I’ll get to be creative for the pan!

  157. Rena on 01 May 2014 at 11:11 am #

    yum! ive never tried ricotta in cheesecake. this looks delicious and thanks for the chance at winning!

  158. David on 01 May 2014 at 11:11 am #

    We have twins and could really use this as they are learning to eat

  159. jane on 01 May 2014 at 11:13 am #

    Made ham and corn chowder after seeing your soup recipe now tempted to make cheesecake!!

  160. stephanie on 01 May 2014 at 11:24 am #

    Beautiful pics…they make me want cheesecake right. this. moment! (Thanks for the added note on gingersnaps, two rows doesn’t work because my gingersnaps come in a bag!)

  161. Amy on 01 May 2014 at 11:27 am #

    One of my favourite things about the warmer spring weather is getting to eat outside on our patio in the sunshine! It somehow makes dinners feel extra special. :)

    Your cheesecake looks delicious–I love your recipe for apple pie cheesecake too! I adore my mini Kitchenaid processor and a full-size one would be awesome!

  162. Laura on 01 May 2014 at 11:28 am #

    I, too, used to think that cheesecake was the height of sophistication back in the 1980s. My favourite was cherry cheesecake.

    I also loved Black Forest Cake, which is not a cheesecake (obviously) but … cherries!

  163. kat on 01 May 2014 at 11:36 am #

    I’ve made cheesecake only once..emded up with a HUGE crack! .. Still delish tho’ .. Hugs

  164. Shawna on 01 May 2014 at 11:40 am #

    Just made the recipe for Anna Olsens cheesecake and was amazing! Can’t wait to try this one with a new food processor.

  165. Shauna on 01 May 2014 at 12:02 pm #

    Yum!
    Funny, I used to make cheesecake all the time, liking how it was my “thing.”
    I stopped because I never had the ingredients randomly on hand, and my recipes seemed too daunting. This whole “throw it into the food processor” idea is fantastic!

  166. Lesley on 01 May 2014 at 12:09 pm #

    This is a good excuse to try making homemade ricotta – something I’ve been meaning to try for ages!

  167. Erin on 01 May 2014 at 12:16 pm #

    Can’t wait to try this cheesecake recipe! Ricotta and lemon make all things glorious.

  168. Ruth L on 01 May 2014 at 12:24 pm #

    mmm looks great. I’m going to try it with a mixer since I don’t have a food processor. Thanks for all your great posts!

  169. Melissa on 01 May 2014 at 12:29 pm #

    My food processor was carefully researched at the time of purchase. It was bought never to leak, but it leaks every time I use it. Oh the irony!

  170. Larry B on 01 May 2014 at 12:31 pm #

    Our food processor is an old old one and I have been looking at this one would be nice…

  171. Michelle Hu on 01 May 2014 at 12:32 pm #

    Awesome post! Gonna try it!

  172. April S on 01 May 2014 at 12:36 pm #

    Can just picture this cheesecake with a mix of cooked strawberries and rhubarb

  173. Kirsten on 01 May 2014 at 12:38 pm #

    Don’t love cheesecake but may need to try this!

  174. Lee Anne on 01 May 2014 at 12:43 pm #

    Oh, how fortuitous that you are giving away a shiny new food processor. I have an old Braun one that has been well loved. I’m a sucker for cheesecake, particularly if it’s crowned with cherry sauce!

  175. Candice on 01 May 2014 at 12:57 pm #

    Looks great! Can’t wait to try it.

  176. Angela on 01 May 2014 at 12:58 pm #

    I have made 5 chocolate cheesecakes for a dinner function this coming weekend. Your method seems a lot faster than mine was!
    Love reading your blog!

  177. Linda on 01 May 2014 at 1:00 pm #

    Delicious and looks easy – I think I will give it a go this weekend!

  178. Michelle on 01 May 2014 at 1:00 pm #

    Two of my favorite things: citrus and cheesecake! Perhaps I’ll leave the recipe out and the kids will make me one for Mother’s Day… :-)

  179. Crystal on 01 May 2014 at 1:10 pm #

    Love cheesecake

  180. Emma on 01 May 2014 at 1:17 pm #

    I love cheesecake and I’d love a food processor!

  181. Loraine on 01 May 2014 at 1:31 pm #

    Ohh, I am so excited to make this cheesecake, Julie has so many great ideas

  182. Anne on 01 May 2014 at 1:35 pm #

    I love cheesecake (and giveaways!).

  183. Roxanne on 01 May 2014 at 1:42 pm #

    my neighbour gifts us with a ricotta cheesecake every Christmas

  184. Virginia on 01 May 2014 at 1:50 pm #

    I think the other half of your missing spring form pan collection may be at my house!

  185. barb on 01 May 2014 at 2:04 pm #

    ricotta and cream cheese in a cheesecake is the best excuse to have cheesecake for breakfast! it would be easier making it with a Kitchen Aid food processor !

  186. Jaclyn on 01 May 2014 at 2:04 pm #

    This is for sure going to be on the menu for Mothers Day because what mom doesnt like cheesecake!

  187. Melissa on 01 May 2014 at 2:05 pm #

    My Dad is a huge cheesecake fan. Can’t wait to try this recipe out for him.

  188. Charlotte on 01 May 2014 at 2:08 pm #

    Yippee, a contest! Would love a new food processor.

  189. Pat on 01 May 2014 at 2:10 pm #

    This could be my son’s birthday cake (May 31).

  190. Cam on 01 May 2014 at 2:11 pm #

    Food process my entry!

  191. Rayna on 01 May 2014 at 2:14 pm #

    Another excellent recipe! Can’t wait to try it out with the first from my garden strawberries.

  192. Meg on 01 May 2014 at 2:14 pm #

    YUM!! Looks delicious!

  193. Cory Lievers on 01 May 2014 at 2:14 pm #

    mmm, that looks really good :)

  194. Loretta on 01 May 2014 at 2:14 pm #

    I love your blogs…and creations

  195. Joan on 01 May 2014 at 2:15 pm #

    …teenage memories of cheesecake topped with cherry pie filling.

  196. Julie Rosene on 01 May 2014 at 2:18 pm #

    I love cheesecake but I don’t think I’ve ever made one! This recipe makes me want to try! Love the “springy” flavours of this one!

  197. Alaini on 01 May 2014 at 2:19 pm #

    I am so making this! You are my favourite blogger. Even if I don’t win the shiny new food processor :)

  198. Geordie on 01 May 2014 at 2:19 pm #

    Yummy :)

  199. Leah on 01 May 2014 at 2:24 pm #

    I feel the need to confess I have NEVER tried to make a cheesecake. As much as I love making and trying every dessert possible.

  200. Anne on 01 May 2014 at 2:26 pm #

    I luv cheesecake because it makes use of my free range eggs! Food processors make lite work for cheesecakes!

  201. Meta4 on 01 May 2014 at 2:26 pm #

    I’m lining up with the rest of your followers to win the
    food processor. Mine just died after 20 years of hard work.
    Love cheesecake…

  202. Cheryl on 01 May 2014 at 2:28 pm #

    This makes me want to blend a creamy lemon tea……to eat with the cheesecake!

  203. Delaine on 01 May 2014 at 2:28 pm #

    Oh me please! I am desperate need of a new food processor!

  204. Sue on 01 May 2014 at 2:30 pm #

    Another great looking recipe :-)

  205. Leah on 01 May 2014 at 2:34 pm #

    Thanks for another great recipe, Julie. I love your blog!

  206. Wendy Janzen on 01 May 2014 at 2:37 pm #

    Mmmmmm… Cheesecake….. We have an old “sorta” processor, this would be a great upgrade. ;)

  207. Michelle on 01 May 2014 at 2:37 pm #

    Wow, looks delicious!

  208. Angie on 01 May 2014 at 2:42 pm #

    looks delicious. Julie thank you for always posting great recipes

  209. Claire on 01 May 2014 at 2:45 pm #

    Ooh! I’d love to win! Made your baked oatmeal with lentils the other day – so yummy!

  210. Christine Fletcher on 01 May 2014 at 2:53 pm #

    Yummy cheesecake! Pick me!

  211. Becca h on 01 May 2014 at 2:54 pm #

    My food processor is broken! This would be awesome!

  212. Sujata on 01 May 2014 at 2:57 pm #

    Like you, I use to make cheesecake often as it is a favorite of my husband’s; but over the years it has gone by the wayside. Looking at you post, I’m thinking… I should make cheesecake again.
    Thank yo for the lovely post.

  213. Michelle on 01 May 2014 at 3:00 pm #

    Oh! This would be so excellent to win – I am always so sad when a great looking recipe tells me to use a food processor and I don’t have one!

  214. Rose on 01 May 2014 at 3:01 pm #

    LOVE cheesecake. Would love to try it in a food processor. I’ve been using my 2 cup Osker for about 22 years. Love it, but it’s just too darn small!! I’ll use a gingersnap crust next time I make cheesecake!!!

  215. Curtis on 01 May 2014 at 3:07 pm #

    Looks great!

  216. Nathali Dutrisac on 01 May 2014 at 3:07 pm #

    Love, LOVE your recipes Julie!

  217. Lynne Demmery on 01 May 2014 at 3:09 pm #

    My mom years ago used to make a cheese cake with ricotta that actually resembled a cake… very yummy. Yours looks quite yummy too!

  218. Catherine Reed on 01 May 2014 at 3:11 pm #

    That looks divine; I like the anti-crack tip.

  219. Jacqueline on 01 May 2014 at 3:12 pm #

    Very cool, cheesecakes were also my thing in the 80s. All my friends were always so impressed, I felt very grown up in my apartment with the hand-me-down furniture during our “dinner parties”.

    I have this processor and it’s great. I would give the new one to my daughter, for her future apartment with the hand-me-down furniture. Thanks Julie!

  220. Nicole G. on 01 May 2014 at 3:15 pm #

    Mmmm, cheesecake! Have been thinking of investing in a good food processor. Finally got a stand mixer!

  221. Christie on 01 May 2014 at 3:17 pm #

    Yum cheesecake!

  222. Amanda on 01 May 2014 at 3:24 pm #

    Uhg, on a cleanse right now, but in six days…Cheesecake Time!

  223. Kristin on 01 May 2014 at 3:29 pm #

    Ginger snaps! Why haven’t I thought of this?!?

  224. Natalie B on 01 May 2014 at 3:30 pm #

    Yes please! My mom as one of these and it cuts meal prep in half!

  225. Nathalie B on 01 May 2014 at 3:31 pm #

    Hi Julie ,
    if a use Ricotta in water , should a drain it before using…it looks amazing , and you re food processor looks amazing , mine just broke…
    have a good day
    Nathalie

  226. Lindsey on 01 May 2014 at 3:32 pm #

    Love your site and the total practicality of your instructions.

  227. Ursula on 01 May 2014 at 3:35 pm #

    I can make my own ricotta, maybe homemade cheese needs to be enjoyed as cake!

  228. Jennifer on 01 May 2014 at 3:38 pm #

    That would look great with my stand mixer, and I’ve been craving a cheesecake,

  229. Brigitte on 01 May 2014 at 3:44 pm #

    Love it, and can’t wait to try it …

  230. Nancy on 01 May 2014 at 3:48 pm #

    Looks Fantastic!!!

  231. nicole on 01 May 2014 at 3:53 pm #

    mmm cheesecake! and you make it sound so easy. i might just have to try this out!

  232. Kristy on 01 May 2014 at 3:54 pm #

    Yes please!

  233. Tara on 01 May 2014 at 3:57 pm #

    Ohh – I soo need a new food processor – my bowl is full of cracks and chips, and you can imagine the mess when I process something of a liquid consistency!
    It has been well used – especially for making baby food! would love to have a fancy shamncy shiney one on my counter :-)

  234. Sandee on 01 May 2014 at 4:01 pm #

    ooh la la… its so beautiful. What a help it would be in my kitchen.

  235. cj on 01 May 2014 at 4:02 pm #

    Oooh…I do like the idea of making the whole thing with only one food processor bowl to clean up after…no pile of assorted bowls, cups, etc at the end of the process.

  236. Debbie on 01 May 2014 at 4:04 pm #

    Just bought a processor to help puree my food for my Cancer treatment…Compared to yours that your giving away mine is cheap cheap cheap LOL
    Can’t wait to try that Lemon cheesecake Yum…!!!!

  237. Heidi on 01 May 2014 at 4:11 pm #

    That cheesecake looks divine and reminds me of the one my mom used to make! Can’t wait to try it!

  238. Katie on 01 May 2014 at 4:12 pm #

    *drool* Cheesecake. I like making my cheesecakes using a water bath…but you aren’t going to get that crumbly texture you talk about in this recipe! I’ll have to try it.

  239. Meaghan on 01 May 2014 at 4:14 pm #

    Hi! As always, your pictures look really nice! You have made me remember my university days of buying Canadian Living magazine at the grocery checkout….my roomies thought it was hilarious next to their Cosmos and Glamours:) That said, they did not complain about the meals I made!

  240. Kerry on 01 May 2014 at 4:16 pm #

    Awesome – now I know exactly what to make for desert on Saturday!! Cannot wait – I love cheesecake.
    Thank you!!

  241. Karen on 01 May 2014 at 4:18 pm #

    Thanks so much for the recipes you share. And the bits if your life. I’d love the food processor!

  242. Laurie on 01 May 2014 at 4:25 pm #

    Cheesecake supcakes are also really great!

  243. Meims on 01 May 2014 at 4:39 pm #

    Love your website and recipes.

  244. Shelley S on 01 May 2014 at 4:39 pm #

    It’s definitely time to whip up a cheesecake.

    Thanks
    S

  245. Alison on 01 May 2014 at 4:42 pm #

    I have the same sort of springform pan thing going on despite having made cheesecake only a handful of times – they are to the kitchen what socks are to the laundry!

  246. lindsay on 01 May 2014 at 4:46 pm #

    Mmmmm. Cheesecake! And I recently discovered a new love for my food processor but its small and this one would be wonderful!

  247. Heather Christie on 01 May 2014 at 4:51 pm #

    I love ricotta cheesecake! I tried mixing it once with a bit of regular cream cheese and soft tofu, and it turned out delish! Looking forward to trying it with honey. Thanks!

  248. Annette on 01 May 2014 at 5:19 pm #

    I very much approve of trying to combine German and North American cheese cake traditions. Try using German vanilla sugar (Edelweis carries it) instead of liquid. Keeps things nice and white!

  249. Andrea on 01 May 2014 at 5:30 pm #

    Yum!!!

  250. Kim on 01 May 2014 at 5:31 pm #

    Always wonderfully delicious Julie, thank you!

  251. Gail on 01 May 2014 at 5:38 pm #

    Cheesecake is my go-to dessert. Haven’t yet met one that I didn’t like. Will have to try your ricotta recipe. Thank you.

  252. Amber on 01 May 2014 at 5:39 pm #

    Love your website and following you on CBC. I’ve been wanting a food processor for the last year, this would be awesome!

  253. angela on 01 May 2014 at 6:04 pm #

    can’t remember the last time i’ve had cheesecake.

  254. LG on 01 May 2014 at 6:05 pm #

    My son made a cheesecake recently. Very proud 11 year old!

  255. Laura Pederson on 01 May 2014 at 6:10 pm #

    This looks yummy, if you draw my name,I would give it to my daughter for her first Mothers Day:) She would love it!

  256. Lisa on 01 May 2014 at 6:16 pm #

    Recently made your cinnamon buns – to die for. Would love to finally have a food processor so I can make grocery store smooth hummus. Keep on cooking and posting!

  257. Barbara on 01 May 2014 at 6:21 pm #

    YES! please!

  258. Barb on 01 May 2014 at 6:22 pm #

    My food processor is so bitty :( Wedding registry fail! I would love a bigger one so that I can pass mine on to a friend

  259. Allyson on 01 May 2014 at 6:26 pm #

    YUM! I loved the 80′s and cheesecake!
    I’ve been looking for a food processor – if I don’t win it, I may just have to buy it! LOL

  260. Wendy on 01 May 2014 at 6:34 pm #

    Yummy, yummy, so good and so simple. I will make it for my book club ladies in June with hopefully freshly picked strawberries

  261. eroica on 01 May 2014 at 6:35 pm #

    My cheesecakes alway crack before I they come out of the oven. No chance to “Do this”

  262. Theresa on 01 May 2014 at 6:40 pm #

    Cheesecake! Cheesecake! Cheesecake!

  263. Vaurie on 01 May 2014 at 6:44 pm #

    Love cheesecake, love this blog, love free stuff.

  264. Tina on 01 May 2014 at 6:59 pm #

    Love the simplicity ….I have not made a cheesecake in years. Getting the free gift would be nice too!

  265. Julia M on 01 May 2014 at 7:00 pm #

    I love making cheesecakes and of course eating them too.

  266. Charlene Nawrocki on 01 May 2014 at 7:04 pm #

    Love you website Julie. Have an awesome weekend. I’m making bread from scratch– no bread machine for this gal.

  267. S. Nathanson on 01 May 2014 at 7:05 pm #

    I’ve been using my mother’s Cuisinart food processor since 1985. It needs to be laid to rest.

  268. Theresa on 01 May 2014 at 7:16 pm #

    Free stuff!? Pick me!! :)

    That dessert looks amazing!!

  269. Bonnie on 01 May 2014 at 7:16 pm #

    Would love to have a new food processor in my kitchen. The current one only works with one of the attachments now and is set to retire soon. Love your blog Julie!

  270. Catherine on 01 May 2014 at 7:20 pm #

    Wow – so long since I made a cheesecake, this one looks really yummy!

  271. Dorothy on 01 May 2014 at 7:25 pm #

    I’ve had the same food processer for 30 years ! Thinking there may be some technology improvements since then :)

  272. Jeanie on 01 May 2014 at 7:29 pm #

    I would *love* a food processor! I have a hand blender that came with a ‘chopper attachment’ – that’s the closest comparison I have…

  273. J Leanne on 01 May 2014 at 7:51 pm #

    Yay! Will need to try this one :)

  274. A.F. on 01 May 2014 at 7:58 pm #

    Made your maple pear cheesecake and it was very good. Would love a food processor!

  275. Jenn on 01 May 2014 at 8:02 pm #

    Your recipes and ideas are so good. Thanks for the inspiration!

  276. Melanie on 01 May 2014 at 8:11 pm #

    I think my food processor is from the 80′s! Perfect for 80′s cheesecake.

  277. Melster on 01 May 2014 at 8:25 pm #

    Ummm, fattening….

  278. Julie on 01 May 2014 at 8:26 pm #

    Lemon and cheesecake are two of my husbands favorite things. I am making this for his next carb day.

  279. Rhonda on 01 May 2014 at 8:29 pm #

    Love your recipes…lots have become regulars at our house. Thanks for another good one.

  280. Nurse Jennifer on 01 May 2014 at 8:41 pm #

    Oh man. Cheesecake is my favourite. I personally love a nice plain version topped with gooey berries. I would be over-the-moon with a new food processor. I’ve been coaxing my old standby into action for the last year and it might go any moment. This would be amazing :) Thanks for the opportunity :)

  281. Jane on 01 May 2014 at 8:45 pm #

    That looks like a lovely food processed that would make keeping up with your great recipes, all the easier!

  282. Silvi on 01 May 2014 at 8:47 pm #

    Never tried making cheesecake, this might be a first!

  283. SamIAm on 01 May 2014 at 8:56 pm #

    Love 80′s music, love Cdn Living and love cheesecake! Thank you for continuously inspiring us!

  284. Kelli on 01 May 2014 at 8:56 pm #

    This looks delicious!

  285. Norah on 01 May 2014 at 8:59 pm #

    Yummy! I love cheesecake.

  286. Maryann on 01 May 2014 at 9:31 pm #

    Not sure I’d make cheese cake but certainly find good uses for this!

  287. Nikki on 01 May 2014 at 9:38 pm #

    Never owned a food processor before (I’m a TOTAL beginner, ha ha!), but I would be up for the challenge!

  288. Sue Kendall on 01 May 2014 at 9:38 pm #

    Oh yum on the cheesecake. Will try this one soon!

  289. Glenda on 01 May 2014 at 9:39 pm #

    At my advanced years I have never owned a food processor- I think it is time!

  290. Punchalee Clair on 01 May 2014 at 9:41 pm #

    Love the recipe, can’t wait to try it out!

    Would love to own that beautiful machine too.

  291. StephanieW on 01 May 2014 at 9:43 pm #

    Oh my goodness, the only thing that could be better than this recipe would be winning this amazing giveaway!! Fingers crossed!

  292. Michael P. on 01 May 2014 at 9:43 pm #

    Awesome tip, thanks!!

  293. Deb on 01 May 2014 at 9:44 pm #

    “Anything” ; )

  294. Heather on 01 May 2014 at 9:54 pm #

    I would love to replace my too-small processor that is hiding in the cupboard!

  295. Shauna Claire on 01 May 2014 at 10:01 pm #

    Holy Cheesecake! That’s a lot of entries Batman! Yeah for cheesecake, the 80′s and Julie!

  296. Tyrel on 01 May 2014 at 10:09 pm #

    Whoa! Food processor beats computer processor – every time.

  297. Tracy on 01 May 2014 at 10:15 pm #

    Food processor for my MIL. Blew muffin batter all over her kitchen – would be great to replace her old one!

  298. Jackie H on 01 May 2014 at 10:17 pm #

    I love cheesecake and can’t wait to try your recipe!

  299. glenda on 01 May 2014 at 10:23 pm #

    This inspires me to bake for my Saturday nite guests!

  300. Sue on 01 May 2014 at 10:25 pm #

    Ricotta cheesecake may be my favorite treat in the whole world! Thanks!

  301. Carla on 01 May 2014 at 10:32 pm #

    Looks fabulous. I grew up with German style cheesecake – prefer it to the cream cheese ones!

  302. Jessica on 01 May 2014 at 10:48 pm #

    Cheesecake is a great way to celebrate spring…if it ever sticks around. It will definitely be on the menu this weekend

  303. Kelly on 01 May 2014 at 10:49 pm #

    Looks fab! I am definitely going to try this!

  304. carla on 01 May 2014 at 10:52 pm #

    looks amazing!!

  305. Kris on 01 May 2014 at 10:54 pm #

    I am definitely going to try this. Wonder how it would work with quark cheese – Jan’s Deli on Crowchild North sells it. Yummy!

  306. Jenine on 01 May 2014 at 11:10 pm #

    Looks delicious!

  307. Michelle Woodard on 01 May 2014 at 11:13 pm #

    Love it!

  308. Margaret@KitchenFrau on 01 May 2014 at 11:25 pm #

    Oh, my, how wonderful. I so badly need a new food processor. My old one is all worn out. It would be so wonderful to win it.

  309. Anita on 01 May 2014 at 11:26 pm #

    Can you make this with Greek yogurt? How about a lime topping? Looks super easy. Thanks for sharing.

  310. nancy .h on 01 May 2014 at 11:26 pm #

    I would love a new food processor. The one i have is old it doesn’t exactly process any more.

  311. Ruth on 01 May 2014 at 11:31 pm #

    My German in laws are always going on about cheesecakes made with quark. This is probably what the neighbor was using. I have only made traditional cheesecakes ( new york and no bake style) but the deep crumbly type does appeal!

  312. Lisa K on 01 May 2014 at 11:42 pm #

    Loved the 80″s! Love cheesecake too!

  313. Jeanette on 01 May 2014 at 11:46 pm #

    As the great Louis Armstrong would say…..

    “Cheesecake, munching on the cheesecake, munching on the cheesecake”

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fqrhdYQ_wMg

  314. Tagyn on 01 May 2014 at 11:51 pm #

    I have never used a food processor but would love to have one to play with :)
    Great giveaway!

  315. Jennifer D on 02 May 2014 at 12:13 am #

    Have been thinking about buying one of these for awhile now…!

  316. Bonnie on 02 May 2014 at 12:16 am #

    Ooooh, pick me! Pick me!!!

    My food processor broke and that one looks fabulous!!

  317. Lbee on 02 May 2014 at 4:14 am #

    I have yet to make a cheesecake that doesn’t crack.! Thanks for the tip!

  318. Rose on 02 May 2014 at 7:11 am #

    Looks good! Cheesecake is one of my favourite desserts…

  319. Pam on 02 May 2014 at 7:19 am #

    This cheesecake looks amazing, and I will have to make it this weekend. Thanks

  320. Jennifer on 02 May 2014 at 7:22 am #

    This cheesecake reminds me of the one my mother always made for parties in the 70s and 80s!

  321. Lindsay on 02 May 2014 at 7:45 am #

    I could use a new food processor, like totally!

  322. Anni on 02 May 2014 at 7:49 am #

    My Husband looooves cheesecake.

  323. stella white on 02 May 2014 at 7:59 am #

    I have no food processor but use my mixer to make smooth cheesecake! Yummy.

  324. Linda on 02 May 2014 at 8:19 am #

    Confession…. I still have a couple of Canadian Living magazines on my shelf that I can’t bring myself to part with and an old Braun food slicer attachment for my mixer. It is probably time to update! Happy spring!

  325. Allison E. on 02 May 2014 at 8:49 am #

    Hi Julie! I have always wanted a food processor but have never been able to afford one so I would love to win this one!

  326. Emily on 02 May 2014 at 9:02 am #

    My food processor just broke – the kitchenaid mini prep – and I miss it so…

  327. Dorte on 02 May 2014 at 9:30 am #

    Cheese Cake, looks great, may just have to make one.

  328. Joy on 02 May 2014 at 9:52 am #

    This looks amazing. I will need to add it to my summer bbq menu. It would end a bbq rib meal perfectly! Delicious!

  329. foodforarchitects on 02 May 2014 at 9:55 am #

    I remember my mom making a no bake mocha cheesecake with chocolate crust whenever we had visitors. It is still one of my favorite cheesecakes!

  330. Sandy on 02 May 2014 at 9:57 am #

    So when do you separate the cake from the edges of the pan as in your picture – straight from oven or cooled a bit? Thanks

  331. Anne on 02 May 2014 at 10:28 am #

    This recipe looks fantastic! Thanks, Julie!

  332. Dorothy on 02 May 2014 at 10:29 am #

    Cheesecake – yummm
    Lemon and honey – even better
    Ricotta – I’m off to the store for some …..

  333. Angi James on 02 May 2014 at 10:57 am #

    Coming from a german/italian family, i have had my fill of cheescake..i prefer the uncooked version..with lots of fresh berries;)

  334. Chuck on 02 May 2014 at 11:10 am #

    That looks really good. Thank you Julie!

  335. Nicole Boyhouse on 02 May 2014 at 11:46 am #

    Cheesecake and acid wash jeans – that is a winning combination.

    I made a vegan cheesecake once, made with cultured coconut milk. It was awesome. Did I write down what I did to make it awesome? No, I did not. Now I’m chasing the dream.

  336. mary on 02 May 2014 at 1:08 pm #

    retired and still loving to bake

  337. Lisa on 02 May 2014 at 1:08 pm #

    Perfect, I am making this this weekend. Thank you Julie!

  338. Jeannette Montgomery on 02 May 2014 at 1:08 pm #

    My fella loves cheesecake. I’m afraid to make one. Had I lovely gear like this, my excuses would fall flat – and maybe I’d totally win at cheesecake making.

  339. Krista on 02 May 2014 at 1:08 pm #

    This cheesecake looks AMAZING. Always love your recipes, Julie. :)

  340. Kim M on 02 May 2014 at 1:09 pm #

    I always manage to break my food processors. I blame hummus.

  341. Cathy on 02 May 2014 at 1:09 pm #

    My dear husband LOVES cheesecake, he gets one from me for his birthday every year. I have an old dog eared Philly Cream Cheese cookbook he gets to thumb through and make his pick :)

  342. Sarah on 02 May 2014 at 1:11 pm #

    I love ricotta cheesecake. Even more than the traditional cream cheese cheesecake.

  343. Sheila Jarvie on 02 May 2014 at 1:11 pm #

    My 13 year old daughter makes the best cheesecake.

  344. Linda on 02 May 2014 at 1:11 pm #

    I love your recipes and use them a lot. I live in Calgary, too! I’d love a new food processor; I just managed to break the Cuisinart I’ve had since just after I got married, 26 years ago.

  345. Rose on 02 May 2014 at 1:12 pm #

    Colour me excited! I have been looking for a ricotta cheesecake recipe, although I have never tried making one in a food processor before-look forward to giving it a “whirl” :-)

  346. Amy on 02 May 2014 at 1:13 pm #

    Pick me! I’m currently using a food processor that is from the 80′s!

  347. Charlene Argaez on 02 May 2014 at 1:14 pm #

    That cheesecake looks divine! Thanks for the chance to win this KA food processor :)

  348. Joy on 02 May 2014 at 1:15 pm #

    You are such an inspiration – thank you for sharing your food and zest for life with all of us!

  349. miss v on 02 May 2014 at 1:16 pm #

    this new food processor would give me more time to crimp my hair :)

  350. Lisa on 02 May 2014 at 1:16 pm #

    This looks absolutely delish! May have to try it for Mother’s Day! :)

  351. Becky on 02 May 2014 at 1:17 pm #

    I have a recipe that’s pretty close to this, yes I am a product of the 80′s :)

  352. Sharon on 02 May 2014 at 1:18 pm #

    Love your blog. Love the insightful way you write. Love your recipe. Love how you inspire me to make stuff!! Keep up the awesomeness!!

  353. Nicole Freel on 02 May 2014 at 1:19 pm #

    Choose me please! I want to make that cake!!!

  354. Nicole Freel on 02 May 2014 at 1:19 pm #

    Choose me! I want to make this cake!

  355. Hart on 02 May 2014 at 1:20 pm #

    Perfect end to tonight’s dinner. I’m gonna have to try this one.

  356. deb on 02 May 2014 at 1:20 pm #

    me, me, pick me :-)

  357. Lyndsey on 02 May 2014 at 1:23 pm #

    Yum! I love cheesecake but have never made it with ricotta before. It sounds and looks delish! :D

  358. Sherry on 02 May 2014 at 1:25 pm #

    Yes, please!

  359. Michelle on 02 May 2014 at 1:25 pm #

    I love cheesecake and I hope my daughter could make this for Mother’s Day with a bit of help from her Dad

  360. Laurelie on 02 May 2014 at 1:26 pm #

    Recipe is great, but a kitchenaid food processor is even better!

  361. Judy on 02 May 2014 at 1:28 pm #

    My daughter loves cheesecake! I need to make this for her!

  362. Caro on 02 May 2014 at 1:28 pm #

    I love cheesecakes! But i really want that food processor ;)

  363. Jared on 02 May 2014 at 1:29 pm #

    Great job!

  364. lisa on 02 May 2014 at 1:32 pm #

    Ohhh, I so want this food processor :)

  365. Carrie on 02 May 2014 at 1:34 pm #

    I always crack my cheesecakes — thanks for the tip!!

  366. Nancy Stimpson on 02 May 2014 at 1:35 pm #

    I love smooth creamy cheesecake with a tart pink rhubarb glaze. Just like my Mum makes.

  367. Diane on 02 May 2014 at 1:36 pm #

    Love cheesecake but always get a crack! Will try your tip!

  368. Jess on 02 May 2014 at 1:38 pm #

    Good luck to me!

  369. Jess on 02 May 2014 at 1:38 pm #

    Good luck to me !

  370. Ali on 02 May 2014 at 1:38 pm #

    I’m happy this wasn’t lemon and honey cheddar cheesecake.

  371. Sandra on 02 May 2014 at 1:41 pm #

    Well now I have a cheesecake craving… :) Thanks, Julie!

  372. Andrea on 02 May 2014 at 1:47 pm #

    I have always wanted to learn to make cheesecake from scratch. Need to pick up a spring form pan.

  373. Jenny C on 02 May 2014 at 1:47 pm #

    Damn, I’m craving for some cheesecake right now. Looks so good!

  374. Suzanne Kendall on 02 May 2014 at 1:54 pm #

    Well this looks like a good thing to bake on a dreary weekend!! thank you for sharing this!

  375. Rachael S on 02 May 2014 at 1:54 pm #

    Julie, I’d love a food processor. I’ve been drooling over the model your showcasing.
    Also I love the idea of cheesecake, but I need to use a different ‘cheese’ as I’m lactose and soy intolerant. Maybe goat cheese or sheep’s ricotta – the possibilities are endless!!

  376. Kelly S on 02 May 2014 at 1:55 pm #

    I love cheesecake but this processor would help make some mean salsa this summer!

  377. Suzi Vickers on 02 May 2014 at 1:58 pm #

    Love your recipes and blog!!

  378. Pamela Coulombe on 02 May 2014 at 2:00 pm #

    You make the most divine concoctions with the coolest machines!! I would love a proccessor!!

  379. Nicola D on 02 May 2014 at 2:01 pm #

    Love cheesecake but then I will eat it all! A new food processor would be great- mine is 15 years old and is still chopping, but I see the end nearing…melting part of the lid on the stove didn’t help;)

  380. Cara on 02 May 2014 at 2:10 pm #

    Thank you for the tip on how to prevent the cheesecake from cracking! Definitely going to try it out.

  381. Anonymous on 02 May 2014 at 2:17 pm #

    I would love the food processor. Also need a new springform pan as my last cheesecake tasted metallic. Yuck.

  382. Sarah in Calgary on 02 May 2014 at 2:18 pm #

    I have been oogling this machine for quite some time. Would be a great improvement over my original Cuisinart (which still works but is small :))

  383. Karen on 02 May 2014 at 2:19 pm #

    Oops forgot who I was on last post

  384. Mike on 02 May 2014 at 2:24 pm #

    Looks tasty!

  385. Theresa on 02 May 2014 at 2:28 pm #

    I would to be able to easily make cheesecake… and other goodies… to take to work for my co-workers to enjoy!

  386. Brandy on 02 May 2014 at 2:44 pm #

    I love your recipes and desperately need a food processor, as I still have my parents which has to be almost 20 years old- yikes!

  387. Sue on 02 May 2014 at 2:45 pm #

    Oh I hope I didn’t miss the draw! I’ve been drooling over this machine for months. And coincidence? Made cheesecake earlier today for a dinner party on Saturday night!

  388. Vas on 02 May 2014 at 2:46 pm #

    As a new mom, I’ve really enjoyed finding quick and easy recipes to make on your wonderful blog. They always turn out delicious! A new food processor would definitely help cut down on food prep time once I return to work from parental leave. :)

  389. Joan Lund on 02 May 2014 at 2:47 pm #

    I love cheesecake but I know I’d love the KitchenAid food processor even more. The first thing I’d make would be your Lemon & Honey Ricotta Cheesecake. Thanks

  390. Deb Groom on 02 May 2014 at 2:54 pm #

    I would love to win this. My processor is dying and I am trying to convert from fast food to slow cooking. I have arthritis so this would make it so much easier. Nothing beats Ktichen Aid. Thanks so much for runnign this contest.

  391. catherine on 02 May 2014 at 3:02 pm #

    My gastosexual would love this!

  392. Marilyn K on 02 May 2014 at 3:04 pm #

    I love your blog and a number of your recipes have become favourites. I would love to win the food processor and would put it to good use.

  393. Bernice on 02 May 2014 at 3:08 pm #

    Say anything huh? I LOVE random draws <3

  394. Jane on 02 May 2014 at 3:08 pm #

    Finally, a contest for Canadians only! I read your blog daily, and have your cookbooks. Everything I make out of Grazing is characterized as ‘like Crack Cocaine’ by my friends.

  395. Kim on 02 May 2014 at 3:23 pm #

    Looks yummy!

  396. Mattj on 02 May 2014 at 3:43 pm #

    Luv your website! Luv your recipes! Would really luv to win the Kitchen Aid … would make a wunderful Mother’s Day gift for my wife, well ok would make a wunderful gift for me too (then i would’t have to chop all those veggies for my hunny).

    P.S. Our favorite cookbook of yours, after “Grazing” is “In the Dog Kitchen”. Puppies luv’s the treats :-)

  397. Steph on 02 May 2014 at 3:47 pm #

    Love your site…all the recipes I’ve made have been great! Can’t wait to try this cheesecake…yummy!

  398. Shiny Tomato (aka Bonnie) on 02 May 2014 at 3:53 pm #

    Hi Julie,

    Great tip on avoiding the cracks. I also like that there’s no water bath needed. Inevitably the crust gets soggy! Need. Cheesecake. Need new food processor to make cheesecake!

    Cheers,
    Bonnie

  399. Melissa on 02 May 2014 at 4:11 pm #

    Looks delish! Would love to try it..

  400. Carol on 02 May 2014 at 4:13 pm #

    Cheesecake here I come! Thanks for the cracking tip – who would have thought!?!

  401. trinh on 02 May 2014 at 4:24 pm #

    That processor looks pretty amazing!

  402. Beverley on 02 May 2014 at 4:32 pm #

    Somewhere in the process of moving 10 years ago, from Manitoba to Alberta, my food processor went missing :’(

    My family is obsessed with cheesecake, and this one of your’s looks absolutely delicious :)

  403. Daria Tilimpea on 02 May 2014 at 4:56 pm #

    Love cheesecake! Never tried with lemon/honey ricotta combination before… can’t wait!

  404. Lynda Peters on 02 May 2014 at 5:58 pm #

    Hope I’m not too late!! I am SO making this weekend! Pleassse enter me in your draw for the food processor. I had one of those original Braun ones – it broke many years ago & I’ve often thought I need to replace it. ????

  405. Joanne on 02 May 2014 at 6:05 pm #

    Oh, and I hope I’m not too late either! My food processor is whining like a jet engine. Do they fix those things???

  406. Kavita Gandhi on 02 May 2014 at 6:19 pm #

    I hope the giveaway is still on! I am putting my name into the hat for the food processor giveaway. Thanks!

  407. Patti on 02 May 2014 at 6:22 pm #

    Can’t wait to try the cheesecake. It sounds amazing!

  408. Kavita Gandhi on 02 May 2014 at 6:22 pm #

    I hope the giveaway is still on! I am putting my name into the hat.

  409. Jen L on 02 May 2014 at 6:28 pm #

    The food processor is my favorite kitchen appliance! I can’t wait to add this recipe to the mix!

  410. Gisele on 02 May 2014 at 7:06 pm #

    Yum. Easy to make gluten free too. Thanks for the recipe, I’m a huge cheesecake fan without a recipe.

  411. Julie V. on 02 May 2014 at 7:14 pm #

    This recipe looks great. Looking forward to making it!

  412. Charm on 02 May 2014 at 7:19 pm #

    A new food processor would be most welcome.

  413. Pam on 02 May 2014 at 7:43 pm #

    Oh wow, that looks so good! If I only had gingersnaps in the house…I think I surprisingly have everything else for it! Guess maybe it will be a Sunday night dessert!

  414. Nancy on 02 May 2014 at 8:00 pm #

    Love – great gf dessert with gf crumbs
    And the chopper would be great for my clean eating diet

  415. Alicen on 02 May 2014 at 8:04 pm #

    Oh pick me!!! I’ve never made a baked cheesecake! But I sure do like to eat it :)

  416. Desiree Naylor on 02 May 2014 at 8:07 pm #

    Delicious looking! Looks like I need to add this to the family recipe favorites!

  417. Shelley on 02 May 2014 at 8:13 pm #

    I will donate it to a school lunch program that I know has one of these wish listed!
    Thanks for the contest!

  418. jo on 02 May 2014 at 8:41 pm #

    Is it too late? I knew I should have checked the blog yesterday!

  419. Linnea on 02 May 2014 at 9:17 pm #

    I hope it’s not too late ;)
    LOVE cheesecake!

  420. Erin on 02 May 2014 at 9:20 pm #

    I have a food processor on my wishlist as I have so many Julie recipes that use one. Never had one. A free one would be lovely.

  421. Erica B. on 03 May 2014 at 10:11 am #

    I wasn’t convinced I needed another food processor (I too have a vintage Cuisinart) but if I can ditch the mandolin then I think it might be worth a go. Thanks for the review! :)

  422. Vivian on 05 May 2014 at 12:12 am #

    Finally, I think I have found (through you) my Oma’s cheesecake recipe! The only thing she did differently was a base dough called “muerbetag”, a kind of maleable shortbread base(?)that one rolled into balls and spread by hand over the springform base and up the sides a ways. Anybody have that recipe?

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