Cinnamon Sparkled Cheesecake
3 cups coarse cinnamon crisp cracker crumbs
1/2 cup butter or margarine, melted
1 container (15 oz.) ricotta cheese
1 pkg. (8 oz.) cream cheese, softened
4 eggs, lightly beaten
1 cup sugar
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons cinnamon cracker crumbs for garnish
In medium mixing bowl, combine crumbs and butter. Stir with a fork to blend. Press mixture over bottom and up sides of greased 9-inch springform pan.
In large mixing bowl, beat Ricotta and cream cheese together until smooth. Add eggs, sugar, vanilla extract and salt; beat until thick and smooth. Pour cheese mixture over crumbs in springform pan.
Bake in preheated 325ºF oven for 1 hour and 15 minutes or until knife inserted near center comes out clean. Cool 20 minutes in pan before removing sides.
Cool completely and refrigerate until ready to serve.
Sprinkle top with cinnamon crisp cracker crumbs, if desired.