Egg Free Dessert, Flour Free Dessert, Vegan, Vegetarian, Gluten Free, Ricotta, Tart, Pie, Cheesecake

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Ricotta Cheese Tart (Egg-less, Flour-less), Ricotta CheesecakeThis Egg-less, Flour-Less Ricotta Cheese Tart has a very very similar taste to Chhena Poda – a desert which is unique to Odisha, India. I was not a very fan of Chhena Poda while growing up but much later in life, I started to enjoy it. For me, Chhena Poda is a much healthier version of all types of Cheese Cakes that we make here. Chhena Poda has no glutton in it and its nothing but Chhena or Homemade Cottage Cheese.., mixed together with sugar, cardamom powder and baked until the top caramelizes into a beautiful brown color. Some prefer the top to be a little crusty.

This Ricotta Cheese Tart is no egg and flour free. Its just pure cheese mixed with sugar and baked for 50 to 60 minutes. That’s it. Such a simple and unpretentious delicacy, no?

A few months ago, I did make the Coconut Cream Cheesecake with White Chocolate Drizzle which had everything that you normally find in a rich cheesecake – eggs, flour etc. But this one is very different. It is a basic gluten-free and vegetarian dessert that you can whip up any time of the day and enjoy without any guilt.

I made my Ras Malai Cream Cake last weekend for the Valentines’s Day baking. Used a yummy Ricotta Filling as the layering. I had some leftover Ricotta Filling and I ended up making this Ricotta Cheese Tart. I served the Ricotta Cheese Tart with fresh blueberries. You can serve it with any fresh fruits of your choice or just drizzle some warm honey on top and this will make a perfectly healthy, gluten-free low-calorie dessert.

Ricotta Cheese Tart (Egg-less, Flour-less)

Ricotta Cheese Tart (Egg-less, Flour-less)INGREDIENTS:

  • 2 cups Ricotta Cheese
  • 1/2 cup sugar or as per your taste
  • 2 TBSP Semolina (optional – You don’t have to use semolina, you can use almond or coconut flour)
  • 4 TBSP melted Butter
  • 1 TBSP Lemon zest
  • Blueberries or any other fruits to serve with it. I always use Driscoll Berries


  • Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees F
  • Mix together Ricotta Cheese, Sugar, Semolina, Lemon zest and Butter well
  • Grease a baking pan with little butter
  • Pour the ricotta mixture into it and bake for 50-60 minutes until the top turns slightly brown
  • Serve with fresh berries or fruits

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  1. Been trying to bake and cook for sometime now and i’m always look for new ideas and recipes. Glad I came over this post. Will definitely try this one on my next off.

  2. I really enjoy cheesecake but haven’t tried this type before! It looks lovely with all the fruit! I’d definitely like to try it.

  3. What a great way to use up your leftover Ricotta. I really like the idea of a sweet baked cheese with fresh blueberries, delicious.

  4. Lovely and fluffy dessert! I’m such a cheese lova, this is the perfect fit to my tastebuds! Yummy!

  5. TWO ingredients!! I am not a huge cheese cake fan, but this reminds me of the Japanese version in look and texture, which I generally like. The berries and flowers make it extra pretty!

  6. Wow this is a unique spin on a tart. It sounds like it would be full of ricotta flavour. What a great GF option…I will have to add it to my collection.

  7. This looks delicious and fairly easy to make. I will have to try it!


  8. Can’t say that I will make it but if you Fedex me one, I will most certainly dig into that delicious looking tart! Love me a good tart!

  9. This looks great – I love that it’s crustless and such a simple recipe! I’m forwarding it to a friend, too.

  10. Love your gorgeous photography – stunning! I just love experimenting with semolina in baking too. This sounds so easy to make too, I can’t wait to try it!

  11. Great photography, it makes me want to eat a slice of this now. Would this be gluten free?

  12. I’ve never herd of this, but it looks and sounds good. I dont really cook these type of food. But I wish could

  13. When I saw the title my mouth started to water immediately. I will try this recipe for sure!

  14. I don’t think I’ve ever cooked with ricotta before! This looks absolutely delicious!

  15. Wow this looks really beautiful! Recipe sounds so easy.. and delicious. I will give this a try, and surprise my hubby 😉

  16. That does sound pretty amazing….and so simple as well!! Thanks for sharing with us all….

  17. This tart looks so simple yet I bet it’s crazy delicious. I would love to have a big piece of it with a cup of tea right now!

  18. You have been upgraded from a food blogger I loke to read to one of my favorite food bloggers. Every dang time I visit your site I get hungry!

  19. Wow, what a simple recipe, love this idea. The photography is wonderful also, especially like the first photo, great job.

  20. What an interesting recipe! I have never used semolina flour. Can regular flour be substituted?

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  22. Such a delicious looking dessert. Read about chenna poda but never tried it. Your recipe makes it look so tempting and love the idea of serving it with fruit.

  23. I’m so happy that you liked it and yes, please do try and let me know how it came out. Thanks for stopping by.

  24. Reblogged this on Dancing With Fireflies – and commented:
    This week we featured our recipe for making fresh house-made ricotta. Now here is a great recipe for what you can use that ricotta in to make something sweet and special. If you love this recipe, make sure you check out the other recipes from My Yellow Apron.

  25. Oh you are very welcome! I think we bloggers have to stick together and make the internet a tastier place. LOVE the recipe!

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