For Ricotta Filling :
- 2 pounds Italian ricotta cheese
- 6 Large eggs
- 1 1/4 cup sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 cup heavy cream
- 1 cup milk
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
For sweet pie crust :
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/2 cup white sugar
- 2 1/2 cups chilled butter
- 2 lightly beaten eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 tablespoons whipped cream
- lemon zest (for garnish)
Ricotta Pie is a classic Italian dish that is commonly baked during special occasions like Easter.
This scrumptious dish is packed with flavors of vanilla, cheese and cream. And it is too yummy to miss!
So, check out its recipe from here and get busy in the kitchen.
Ricotta pie primarily consists of ricotta cheese which has 14% of protein. And protein as you know is– a very important building block of the body. It also contains phosphorus which boosts our energy level and improves our digestive system as well.
Moreover, this type of cheese is rich in vitamin A and Vitamin B. Vitamin B plays a central role in keeping our skin fresh and glowing, and prevents skin from aging. On the other hand, vitamin A supports our immunity system and skin health.
How to Make Ricotta Pie
In the 16th century England, the rich used to put live animal in their pies. The animals would spring out when the pie was cut open.