Lemon Ricotta Bites with Mango Topping

Lemon Ricotta Bites with Mango Topping
These little bites (mini-cheesecakes) of heaven feature a creamy ricotta filling with a hint of lemon zest, crowned by a tropical mango topping. Nestled beneath this delightful combination is a Paleo cheat crust made with almond flour and just the right amount of sugar. To ensure its perfect texture, the crust is lightly sprayed with avocado oil, allowing it to stick together flawlessly. 
And don't worry, while these bites may seem like a gourmet creation, they are surprisingly easy to make! Calling all ricotta lovers, this recipe is a must-try!


  • 1 pound ricotta cheese
  • 1 tablespoon lemon zest
  • 6 tablespoons sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ■■■■ CRUST: ■■■■■
  • 1/2 cup blanched almond flour
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • avocado oil spray
  • ■■■■ TOPPING: ■■■■■
  • 1 cup mango (puree, I blended 2 mangos, they need to be ripe)
  • 2 tablespoons powdered sugar
  • 1 tablespoon gelatin
  • 1/2 cup water (hot, but not boiling)
Prep time:
50 minutes
Cook time:
15 minutes
Total time:
1 hour, 5 minutes
Yield: 12 mini-cheesecakes | Prep time: 50 minutes | Cook time: 15 minutes | Total time: 1 hour, 5 minutes


1. Use a fine mesh sieve to strain ricotta. I left it to strain for 30 minutes. Discard the liquid.

2. Preheat oven to 350F (180C).
3. To the bowl of a standing mixer, add ricotta, lemon zest, sugar, eggs and vanilla extract. Mix for about 5-7 minutes, until the mixture is smooth.

4. Prepare 12 silicone muffin cups. Spray each cup with avocado oil.

Distribute the crust ingredients among the cups, flatten with the back of a spoon. Spray with a little more oil.

5. Evenly divide the ricotta mixture among crusts.

Bake for 15-18 minutes, until set. Let cool while preparing the mango topping.
6. Dissolve gelatin in hot water. Once it is dissolved, add mango puree and powdered sugar, mix well.

7. Distribute evenly among the cups and refrigerate for a couple hours before serving.

Remove from muffin cups and enjoy!

Recipe Video

Shop products and ingredients I recommend for this recipe:



Cane Sugar

Cane Sugar

Vanilla Extract

Vanilla Extract

Avocado Oil Spray

Avocado Oil Spray
Powdered Sugar

Powdered Sugar
Almond Flour

Almond Flour


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