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Oct 9, 2011 08:00 AM

Forgot half the Ricotta in my Cheesecake!

I was on the phone with my mother-in-law and I guess paying less attention than I should have been - the recipe called for 2 lbs of Ricotta and I only used 1 lb.

Do you think it will turn out? I'm supposed to bring it to Sunday dinner tonight.

Here were the rest of the ingredients:
2 pounds ricotta cheese
2/3 cup white sugar
1/3 cup all-purpose flour
6 eggs
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
2 teaspoons orange zest
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1/8 teaspoon salt

I'm guessing it will be really eggy? What do you think?

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  1. It would be edible, even tasty, to me, but maybe you could call it a ricotta custard tart or something, rather than calling it "cake". Maybe someone here could suggest a way to top it (sour cream? fruit?) to even it out. I don't suppose you can taste it before you bring it?

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    1. re: blue room

      Thanks for your answer. I don't want to cut into it before we leave but I like your idea of calling it a custard tart!

      How bad could it be topped with cream, right? :)

      1. re: MRyerson06

        If you're careful, you could take a small spoonful out of the center and then cover it up with berries, jam, whipped cream, etc.

    2. I think it's going to be eggy. I say that because I did the same thing one time. I ate it anyway, topped with raspberries. Call it a custard tart, although it'll be a bit heavier than an egg custard.

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      1. re: bushwickgirl

        Thanks, all. It wasn't bad - very tasty, a little eggy and dense, but still pretty good. I ended up making a ganache to pour over, and it was pretty good. Have a great day!