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       Title: Torta Di Ricotta (Italian Style Cheesecake)
  Categories: Cheesecakes, Italian
       Yield: 10 servings
  
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     1/2 c  Butter
   1 1/3 c  Flour
       1    Egg
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       2 lb Ricotta cheese
   1 1/2 c  Sugar
     1/4 c  Flour; sifted
       6    Eggs; separated
       1 ts Vanilla extract
     1/4 c  Mixed candied fruit; chopped
  
    Cut the butter into the flour until crumbly. Stir in egg and blend well.
    Reserve about 1/2 cup of the mixture and pat the reamining crumbs
   lightly into the bottom of a lightly greased 10” springform pan.
   
    Beat the ricotta cheese until creamy. Beat in 1 cup of sugar, the
   flour and the egg yolks one at a time, beating well after each
   addition. Add the vanilla and candied fruit and blend thoroughly.
    Beat the egg whites until stiff, adding the remaining sugar gradually.
    Fold gently into the ricotta mixture. Pour the batter into the
   prepared pan, sprinkle with reserved crumbs, and bake in a 325 F
   oven for about 1 hour 30 minutes, or until firm. Let cool in the pan.
   
    Serves 10 to 12.
  
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