Ricotta Pie (Old Italian Recipe)

This is an old Italian recipe for a pie with a sweet crust--just like from the old country. My in-laws are Italian and they say that this is the best pie. It is always requested for Christmas. Mini chocolate bits and lemon rind can be mixed into the batter.

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 2 Servings
  • Prep
    45 mins
  • Cook
    45 mins
  • Serve in
    90 mins

Ingredients

  •   Pie Filling:
  •   12 eggs
  •   2 cups white sugar
  •   2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  •   3 pounds ricotta cheese
  •   1/4 cup miniature semisweet chocolate chips, or to taste (optional)
  •   Sweet Crust:
  •   4 cups all-purpose flour
  •   5 teaspoons baking powder
  •   1 cup white sugar
  •   1/2 cup shortening, chilled
  •   1 tablespoon shortening, chilled
  •   4 eggs, lightly beaten
  •   1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  •   1 tablespoon milk (optional)

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