Cheesecake that tastes like a cannoli? What's not to love? This was such an easy dessert to put together....
For the crust:
1 ½ cups Vanilla Wafers Crushed
2 tbs granulated sugar
¼ cup butter, melted
Pre-heat the oven to 350 degrees. Begin by taking two pieces of aluminum foil, and cover the bottom and sides of your 9" spring pan. You do this because you are going to sit the pan in 1" of water while it cooks. Mix these ingredients together and press into the bottom and up the sides of your pan. Bake for 10 minutes, and allow to cool before pouring in your filling.
For the Filling:
2 ½ large tubs of ricotta cheese
1 ½ cups granulated sugar
½ cup all-purpose flour
1 tbs vanilla
2 tsp freshly grated orange rind
7 eggs lightly beaten
miniature chocolate chips
Pour the batter into the spring pan and sprinkle the mini chocolate chips over the top. Place the pan inside another pan and fill with about 1" of water.
Bake in the 350 degree oven for at least 75 minutes, or until the center is almost set, and the top has a nice golden color.
Get ready for all of the oohs and ahhs....!