Italian Pear Cheesecake
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Credit: That's Fresh - Kids Cooking Teams, ACFEF Chef & Child Foundation
Chef & Child Ingredient of the Month, April 2015
1 stick butter
2 tablespoons sugar
¼ teaspoon salt
1 cup sifted flour
2 egg yolks
1¼ cups nonfat ricotta
½ cup sugar
1 tablespoon flour
½ cup whipping cream
Mix butter, sugar and salt in a mixing bowl. (Forks work best.)
Add egg and mix again.
Add flour and mix until a soft dough forms.
Press dough into muffin pans to form tartlettes.
Preheat the oven to 350ºF.
Cut pears into slices. Then arrange them in the tart shells you made.
In a mixing bowl, beat eggs and egg yolks with a whisk.
Add nonfat ricotta, sugar, flour and whipping cream.
Spoon cheese mixture over the pears in your tart shells.
Bake until browned and set, about 25 minutes.
Best at room temperature.
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