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Crustless ricotta cheesecake with canned peaches

Inspired by Polish cheesecake sernik, this crustless ricotta cheesecake is a delightful cake with a lovely light texture and juicy bits of peaches here and there. Featuring no flour at all, this crustless cheesecake is naturally gluten free.

Course Dessert
Cuisine Polish
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Resting time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Servings 8 people
Author Eva

Ingredients

  • 750 g ricotta cheese
  • 250 g mascarpone cheese
  • 200 g granulated sugar
  • 5 eggs (room temperature)
  • 40 g + 1 tsp potato starch (divided)
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract
  • 1 lemon
  • 200 g canned peaches in light syrup

Instructions

  1. Combine the ricotta, mascarpone, sugar, whole eggs, 40 g of potato starch and vanilla extract in a bowl and mix with a hand mixer at medium speed for about 5 minutes or until the sugar has dissolved to the touch.

  2. Zest and juice the lemon. Add the zest from the whole lemon and 40 ml of the juice to the batter and stir in. Drain the peaches (save the light syrup for later) and dice them.

  3. Pour the batter into a springform pan lined with a sheet of baking paper. Gently place the peach bits over the top of the cake making sure not to press them down. Ideally you want them to stay on the top of the cake.

  4. Bake in the preheated oven at 150°C for 75 minutes. When the time is up, turn off the oven and leave the cake inside without opening the oven door for an extra half hour. This will help the cake to set.

  5. In a small saucepan combine 150 ml of the light syrup from the canned peaches and 1 tsp of potato starch. Stir to combine and set on medium heat. When it reaches boiling temperature, take away from the heat. Gently spread this glaze on top of the cake with a pastry brush. The glaze will lock the moisture in preventing the peaches from drying up.