Cherry Studded Ricotta Tart
 
Ingredients
  • ALMOND CRUST
  • 1½ cups almond meal
  • 3 tablespoons melted butter
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • RICOTTA FILLING
  • 2 cups, drained ricotta cheese
  • 2 eggs
  • ⅓ cup sugar
  • zest of 1 lemon
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • pinch of cinnamon
  • feel free to add 1 tablespoon of Limoncello if you so desire, optional
  • 24 pitted cherries.
Instructions
  1. FOR CRUST.
  2. Add melted butter to almond meal and sugar, mix well then pat into a 9" tart pan.
  3. Place tart pan on a baking sheet then place into a 375 degree oven for 10 minutes. Remove.
  4. FOR FILLING.
  5. With a hand mixer blend together the ricotta cheese, sugar, eggs, zest and flavorings until smooth and creamy. Pour mixture into the tart pan and place into the oven for 5 minutes. Remove, then carefully studd your cherries on top.
  6. Place cherry studded tart back into the 375 degree oven and continue baking 30-40 more minutes or until toothpick comes out clean in the center.
  7. Let it cool completely, then refrigerate for an hour or two before serving.
Recipe by Proud Italian Cook at https://www.prouditaliancook.com/2013/07/cherry-studded-ricotta-tart-and-summer-scenes-in-chicago.html