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Lisa’s Ricotta Pie

Ricotta Pie

Ricotta Pie is a creamy and delightful classic of Italian and Italian-American family dinners. The crust is a wonderful surprise – crunchy biscotti! Like Lisa’s legendary Ricotta Cake, this recipe uses a classic Italian cheese, ricotta, which is sweetened with sugar. Remember Lisa’s tip: buy whole milk ricotta, which does not have extra water! Top this pie with the fruit of your choice. Lisa recommends pineapple, especially for late summer! You can watch Lisa make the entire recipe on the Lisa’s Italian Kitchen YouTube channel. Buon appetito e tutti a tavola!

Lisa’s Ricotta Pie Ingredients:

2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted

1 cup almond biscotti, crushed very fine

16 ounces of ricotta, whole milk

½ cup sugar

2 large eggs

½ cup heavy whipping cream

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Lisa’s Ricotta Pie Directions:

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Mix the melted butter with the crushed biscotti to form a paste. Spread the biscotti mixture into a 9 inch pie plate all the way up the sides of the pie plate to form a crust.

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Mix the ricotta, sugar, eggs and cream and beat until smooth. Pour the ricotta into the pie plate.

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Bake for 40 minutes. Cool before serving. This pie is delicious topped with crushed cherries or crushed pineapple.

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  • Lisa Caponigri

    Lisa Caponigri is the author of This is Sunday Dinner and Whatever Happened to Sunday Dinner?, published by Sterling Epicure. Both of Lisa's cookbooks brim with her memories of living in Italy, both as a child and as an adult raising her own family, anecdotes about her family, regional and seasonal Italian specialties, and all the advice needed to get a spectacular Sunday Dinner on the table, every Sunday of the year. She has developed a line of prepared foods and sauces called Lisa’s Italian Kitchen. Lisa debuted on HSN and has appeared on QVC. She has also appeared on a variety of television programs, including Seattle's New Day Northwest, Good Morning Toronto, Chicago's WGNLunchbreak, and New England Cooks, to name a few. Lisa is frequently consulted as an expert in Italian lifestyle and food. Lisa Caponigri lives in South Bend, IN and travels frequently to Italy to research the latest in "la dolce vita". Visit to learn more about Lisa!

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  1. Barbara Ministrelli- Kerrigan

    Your pie looked delicious!

  2. Lisa Caponigri

    Grazie mille!

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