Corsican-Style Cheesecake (Fiadone)

Corsican-Style Cheesecake (Fiadone)

Corsican-Style Cheesecake (Fiadone)

Corsican-Style Cheesecake (Fiadone)Beth Rooney

Typically made with brocciu, a fresh goat's or sheep's milk cheese, this rustic cake works just as well with ricotta.

Corsican-Style Cheesecake (Fiadone)
Typically made with brocciu, a fresh goat's or sheep's milk cheese, this rustic cake works just as well with ricotta.
Yield: serves 12

Ingredients

  • 8 eggs
  • 1 13 cups sugar
  • 2 lb. brocciu or ricotta
  • 2 tbsp. lemon zest
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp. kosher salt
  • Butter, for greasing pan

Instructions

  1. Heat oven to 350°. Whisk eggs and sugar in a bowl until pale and lightly thickened, about 2 minutes. Add cheese, zest, vanilla, and salt; whisk until smooth. Pour into a greased 9″ x 13″ glass baking dish, and bake until barely set in the middle, about 35 minutes. Transfer to broiler and broil on high until browned, about 2 minutes; let cool before cutting into squares to serve.