How to Make Italian Ricotta Pie

Cooking How-To,Featured Article,How-To
January 16, 2012

A step-by-step guide to making a creamy Italian pie with Old-World flavor.

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Creamy ricotta cheese sweetened with sugar and honey is a snap filling in this classic pie. Crunchy biscotti crumbs are the perfect base for the crust.

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In a medium bowl, combine biscotti crumbs and butter.

 

ricotta pie crust

Spoon into the bottom of prepares springform pan or pie plate.

 

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Press down firmly. Bake 10 minutes. Let cool.

 

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Now it's time to make the filling: whisk eggs in large bowl.

 

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Add remaining ingredients, and whisk until well combined.


 

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Pour filling into crust and bake 50 minutes, until a wooden pick inserted in the center of the pie comes out clean. Cool and top with candied lemon, fresh fruit, or a dollop of marmalade.

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Ricotta Pie

The secret to a long and happy marriage, according to author Kristine Gasbarre, just may lie in this ricotta pie.

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