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Name of Event

Easter Sunday

Cuisine From

Italy

Description

Traditional Easter chocolate and ricotta sweet pie

Summary

Yield 6-8 servings
Preparation time 25-30 minutes + 1 hour resting time
Cooking time 50-55 minutes
Main Ingredient Ricotta/Chocolate

Ingredients

Pie crust

  • 1 2/3 cup (200 grams) cups all-purpose/plain flour
  • 2 tbsp granulated/caster sugar
  • 1/2 cup (113 grams) cold diced butter
  • 2 eggs
  • pinch of salt
  • pinch of baking powder

Ricotta Filling

  • 15 oz (425 grams) ricotta cheese
  • 1 cup (200 grams) granulated/caster sugar
  • 1 tbsp all-purpose/plain flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 tbsp grated orange zest
  • 1 tsp orange extract
  • 4 eggs
  • 2/3 cup dark chocolate chips
  • powdered/icing sugar for dusting pie (optional)

 

Instructions

  1. To make the pie crust add all the ingredients to a food processor. Pulse for about 2 minutes until it forms a ball.
  2. Wrap the dough in plastic and refrigerate for about 1 hour.
  3. When the dough is chilled, place it on a lightly floured surface and roll it out in a 10 inch diameter circle. Cover the bottom and the sides of a 9 ” pie pan. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for few more minutes.
  4. In the meantime preheat the oven to 350F.
  5. In a mixing bowl combine the ricotta cheese, sugar, flour, cinnamon, orange zest and orange extract.
  6. In another mixing bowl whisk the eggs, until creamy yellow in color, around 5 minutes. Fold the eggs into the cheese mixture.
  7. Pour the filling into the pie crust, sprinkle the chocolate chips on top, slightly press them in.
  8. Bake for 50 minutes without opening the oven.
  9. When the time is up, turn off the oven, crack open the door and let the pie completely cool.
  10. Just before serving dust with powderd/icing sugar.

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