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Shena’s Guava Ricotta Cheesecake

Dairy Dairy
10 Servings Serving Icon
4 Hours, 15 Minutes Preferences Icon

In the spicy makeup of what makes me Shena, I have a Chilean Mom, a Venezuelan Dad, a Peruvian Uncle, a Cuban Aunt, a Russian Uncle, a Jamaican Aunt, and more. It’s natural to get the tastebuds going with latin flavor, and so my Guava Ricotta Cheesecake was born. The textures of this cake combined with the delicious flavors delicately intertwine for a delightful combination. Tangy and rich creamy sweetness will put a smile on everyone’s face as they go for more. Shavuot’s not complete without this new dessert staple, that becomes your own.

Yields: 10″ Round


Prepare the Cheesecake


Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.


Process crackers in processor until fine. Pour butter in and mix until blended. Pat mixture along bottom of a 10-inch springform pan and up to a one-inch border along pan walls. Bake on 350 for 10 minutes, until golden. Set aside to cool.


In a mixer with whip attachment, beat condensed milk and cream cheese until combined well. Next add in ricotta, vanilla, and eggs one at a time, until well blended.


Pour mixture into crust. Bake 50 minutes, while testing to make sure it comes out clean from the center. Cool and chill a few hours.


Once cool, refrigerate overnight.

Prepare the Topping


Melt guava paste over double boiler, adding in the cream, combining to be smooth and jellylike.


Spread smoothly over Ricotta Cheesecake, and add berry garnishes.


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