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Spanish desserts are downright irresistible! Especially this quesada cheesecake from Cantabria.

Quesada Pasiega: Spanish Cheesecake Recipe

 A mix between a light, fluffy cheesecake and a creamy ricotta pie, quesada pasiega may just be my new favorite Spanish dessert!
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Spanish
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes
Servings: 8 slices
Calories: 314.48kcal


  • 200 grams a little under 8 ounces of ricotta cheese (or similar)
  • 2 eggs
  • 70 grams 5 T of unsalted butter (at room temperature)
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup flour
  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 2 teaspoons lemon zest
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Small pinch of salt


  • Preheat the oven to 350°F (180°C)
  • Cream the butter and sugar and whisk in the eggs and vanilla.
  • Beat well and add in the ricotta cheese and pinch of salt.
  • Finally, beat in the milk and then, little by little, the flour.
  • Stir in the lemon zest.
  • Pour the mixture into a 9x13 inch baking dish and bake for between 35 and 45 minutes.
  • The Spanish cheesecake is ready when slightly browned and a toothpick comes out clean.
  • Let the cheesecake cool for at least 15 minutes to set. Enjoy on its own or with a bit of your favorite jam.


Calories: 314.48kcal | Carbohydrates: 40.83g | Protein: 7.81g | Fat: 13.53g | Saturated Fat: 8.07g | Cholesterol: 78.58mg | Sodium: 100.79mg | Potassium: 138.67mg | Fiber: 0.47g | Sugar: 28.27g | Vitamin A: 488.13IU | Vitamin C: 0.65mg | Calcium: 131.28mg | Iron: 1.01mg
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