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Sweet Ricotta Pie -Recipe from Nicky Pilardi Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Squiggy Casile
Added: Saturday, February 3, 2007

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
Filling:
for 3 pies for 1 pie
9lbs. ricotta 2lbs. ricotta
10 eggs 3 eggs
2 c. sugar 1/2 c. sugar
*1lb raisins *1/2 c raisins
1t cinnamon powder 1/4 t cinnamon

*soak the raisins for 5 minutes in warm water.



Crust:
for 3 pies for 1 pie
12 eggs 3 eggs
2 c. sugar 1/2 c. sugar
1 c. orange juice 1/4 c.orange juice
or orange rind or orange rind
6 t. baking powder 1 1/4 t. baking powder
11 1/2 c. flour 3-3 1/2 c. flour
1 t. salt 1/4 t. salt
2 c. melted shortening 1/2 c. melted shortening

Directions:
Directions:
For the filling:
Squeeze the water from the raisins and add to the filling

Put all ingedients in a large bowl and mix


For the crust:
Put all ingredients in a large bowl and mix. As it forms into dough, flour your hands and knead dough until it is well blended and smooth. Divide dough (if making more than 1 pie) and roll with a rolling pin on a floured surface . Put into 9" or 10" glass pie plate and crimp the top edge of the crust by pinching it between your fingers. Spoon the filling into the crust.

Bake at 350 for 1 hour( if the crust is thick), 30 minutes( if the crust is thinner). The pie will be done when you slide it on the oven rack and the filling is firm and the crust is golden brown.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
8-10 servings per pie depending on how you portion the pie
Preparation Time:
Preparation Time:
15-20 minutes
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
This pie is considered an Easter pie but good for any occassion.

Remember Marci, this is Uncle Lou's favorite pie so if you want to be his favorite, bake one of these for him.

 

 

 

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