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Baked ricotta: the recipe you don’t expect

Baked ricotta

There are many desserts with ricotta, but none are like this baked ricotta which, with its consistency halfway between cake and pudding, is incomparable.

We are used to thinking of ricotta as an ingredient for savory recipes (primarily quiche and cakes, but also gnocchi and pasta sauces). In reality, the neutral flavor of this light cheese also makes it suitable for numerous sweet preparations, such as baked ricotta.

Orange -scented, but easily customizable in other ways, sweet baked ricotta is prepared with just a few ingredients and allows you to obtain a recipe halfway between a pudding and a cake . Its particular consistency means that it is appreciated by everyone and can be served as a dessert at the end of a meal, perhaps accompanied by a dollop of cream.

Baked ricotta
Baked ricotta

How to prepare sweet baked ricotta

This dessert with ricotta can be cooked both in single-portion molds and in decorated silicone pans: the result will still be delicious.

  1. To prepare the sweet ricotta, begin by draining the ricotta .
  2. Then mix it with the egg yolks together with the icing sugar , working it with an electric whisk to obtain a creamy mixture.
  3. Then flavor with the orange zest and juice and slowly pour in the milk .
  4. Add the sifted starch and mix it, trying to avoid the formation of lumps.
  5. Separately, whip the egg whites until stiff and add them to the mixture, mixing delicately with a kitchen spatula from bottom to top.
  6. Pour the mixture into a buttered pan (if you use silicone molds it is not necessary) and bake at 170°C for about 70 minutes .
  7. Let the dessert cool completely before removing it from the mold and serving it cut into slices.

Did you like this idea? Then also try the savory baked ricotta . To conclude, you can also rely on our spoon desserts : you will love them!

If you liked the sweet baked ricotta recipe, discover the preparation video .


Store the baked ricotta in the fridge for about 2/3 days .

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