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Recipe Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 1 cup plus 3 tablespoons sugar, divided
  • 6 tablespoons butter melted
  • 1 (15-ounce) container ricotta cheese
  • 1 cup lemon yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • Zest of 1 lemon
  • 1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened
  • 2 eggs
  • Fresh fruit for garnish, optional

Recipe Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In a small bowl, combine graham cracker crumbs, 3 tablespoons sugar, and melted butter; press into bottom and up sides of a 9-inch deep-dish pie plate. Bake 4 minutes, remove from oven and set aside to cool.
  2. In a large bowl, with an electric mixer, beat ricotta cheese, yogurt, remaining 1 cup sugar, the flour, lemon juice, and zest until thoroughly combined. Add cream cheese and eggs and beat until smooth; pour into pie crust.
  3. Bake 55 to 60 minutes, or until center is nearly set. Cool 60 minutes and then refrigerate 5 hours or until ready to serve. Garnish with fresh fruit, if desired.
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Feel free to experiment by changing up the flavor of yogurt.

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