Ricotta Cheesecake Cinnamon Rolls

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I never knew what ricotta was until I met my husband. When I was growing up my mom substituted cottage cheese for anything that called for ricotta. Maybe she wouldn't have if she would have known just how amazingly simple it is to make. And it's fun to watch the transformation from liquid to curdles to a delicious and rich accompaniment to anything Italian.

I have only had ricotta cheesecake once before and remember it like it was yesterday. I have eaten many many desserts in my life and only remember a few that really stood out. Well, the ricotta cheesecake was one of them so I decided that ricotta cheesecake cinnamon rolls would be quite tasty. Turns out I was right!! And, it is a perfect excuse to basically get to eat dessert for breakfast!! Maybe you could eat a bowl of fruit alongside the roll so you don't feel so guilty! Ha!

You will follow four recipes along the way in this instructable:

Cheesecake Filling

I have had this cinnamon roll dough recipe in my recipe box for quite a while and I have no idea where it came from. If you know, please let me know and I will credit that person. The rest of the recipes are mine.

Now, let's get on with the fun!
clewis213 years ago
Wow, this is great information! I have always used cottage cheese instead the ricotta my mom used. I am going to try to make it myself sometime. I take it that these kinds of "farmer's cheeses" were quckly made for these kinds of uses. Thanks a lot!
rrkrose3 years ago
These look so good! I really want to make these but they seem very time consuming. You really did deserve to be finalist and I hope you win the contest!
wold630 (author)  rrkrose3 years ago
Thank you. Yes, they are time consuming but delicious! Let me know how you like them if you decide to make them.
rrkrose wold6303 years ago
I am actually making ricotta right now so if I decide to use it for this recipe I will post some pics.
They look so pretty! I bet they're delicious. :D