Creamy Orange Ricotta Tart

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Terese Galgano

By
@Terese

My family enjoys this light dessert when they want something sweet after a big dinner. It's very creamy and tasty!

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I just love how delicate and fancy tarts look on the table. This recipe has a delicious flavor to match. Light and fruity, this would be ideal for you next luncheon or brunch. Enjoy! The Test Kitchen


Rating:

★★★★★ 2 votes

Comments:
Serves:
12
Cook:
30 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

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FOR THE CRUST

1 c
finely ground vanilla wafers (about 35 nilla vanilla wafers)
2 Tbsp
granulated sugar
3 Tbsp
butter, melted

FOR THE FILLING

15 oz
whole milk ricotta cheese
3 oz
cream cheese, room temperature
3/4 c
granulated sugar
2 Tbsp
self rising flour
3 large
egg yolks
1 Tbsp
finely grated orange zest
1 Tbsp
orange flavored liqueur (grand mariner)

How to Make Creamy Orange Ricotta Tart

Step-by-Step

  • 1Make The Crust: Position a rack in the center of the oven and heat the oven to 350F. Have ready an ungreased 9 1/2-inch fluted tart pan with a removable bottom.
  • 2In a medium bowl, mix the cookie crumbs and sugar with a fork until well blended.
  • 3Drizzle the melted butter over the crumbs and mix with the fork or your fingers until the crumbs are evenly moistened.
  • 4Put the crumbs in the tart pan and use your hands to spread the crumbs so that they coat the bottom of the pan and start to climb the sides.
  • 5Use your fingers to pinch and press some of the crumbs around the inside edges of the pan to cover the sides evenly and create a wall about a 1/4 inch thick.
  • 6Redistribute the remaining crumbs evenly over the bottom of the pan and press firmly to make a compact layer(a metal measuring cup with straight sides and flat base is good for this)
  • 7Bake the crust until it smells nutty and fragrant and is lightly browned, about 10 minutes
  • 8Set the baked crust on a rack and let it cool.
  • 9Make The Filling and Bake the Tart: Position a rack in the center of the oven and heat the oven to 350F
  • 10In a medium bowl, combine the ricotta & cream cheese. Using an electric mixture, beat on medium speed until well blended and no lumps remain, about 3 minutes.
  • 11Add the sugar & flour and continue beating until well blended, about 1 minute.
  • 12Add the egg yolks, orange zest & orange liqueur. Beat until just incorporated.
  • 13Use a rubber spatula to scrape the filling into the crust and spread the filling evenly.
  • 14Bake the tart until the filling barely jiggles when the pan is nudged, 30-35 minutes. Let cool completely on a rack.
  • 15Refrigerate the tart in the pan until chilled and firm, 2-3 hours.

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About Creamy Orange Ricotta Tart

Course/Dish: Pies
Main Ingredient: Dairy
Regional Style: Italian
Hashtags: #ricotta, #cream-cheese




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