Chocolate Ricotta Pie Recipe

This pie is made in three simple steps. The great part is that you will actually learn how to make three things in one shot. Clever eh?! First you'll make a basic custard(pudding). Secondly you will make a pie crust. Third of all you will prepare the cheese mixture and assemble the pie. It may sound like a lot but it's really easy. Avanti!
Chocolate Ricotta Pie picture


Preparation Time30 MinCooking Time1 Hr 0 Min
Ready In1 Hr 30 MinDifficulty LevelMedium
Health IndexAverageServings12
SpecialityMain Ingredient
Interest Group

Recipe Story

I made this authentic Ricotta Pie for Thanksgiving Dinner last year and all my Italian Aunts and cousins forced me to share the recipe! The most important ingredient in this recipe is of course the ricotta cheese so you should look for the best available.


 Unsalted butter100 Gram
 Salt1 Pinch
 Whole egg1 (scrambled)
 Cold water1 Cup (16 tbs)
 Ricotta500 Gram
 Cocoa powder20 Gram
 Sugar50 Gram
 Cinnamon1⁄2 Teaspoon
 Vanilla extract/Vanilla essence1 Teaspoon
 Whole eggs2
 Whole milk500 Milliliter
 Sugar80 Gram
 Flour3 Tablespoon
 Vanilla bean/1tsp. vanilla extract)1⁄2

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 237 Calories from Fat 133

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 15 g23.1%

Saturated Fat 9 g45.2%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 96.2 mg

Sodium 92.7 mg3.9%

Total Carbohydrates 19 g6.2%

Dietary Fiber 0.85 g3.4%

Sugars 13.4 g

Protein 8 g16.8%

Vitamin A 10% Vitamin C 0.01%

Calcium 14.9% Iron 4.6%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


To make the Custard:
1.Put 1/2 the Sugar into a 3-4qt. pot and pour in the Milk. Split the Vanilla Bean, scrape the seeds into the pot and toss in the pod. Heat with med-high heat until it comes to the boil. Meantime.....whip the Eggs and rest of the Sugar until thick & pale the add the flour & incorporate.
2. When the milk boils, pour in the whipped eggs and stir constantly until it comes back to the boil. (now you know why you used such a big pot!)
3. As soon as your custard boils, pour it out through the strainer onto the cookie tray and sprinkle the top with some sugar so that it dosn't get crusty.

Then to make the Crust:
1. Mix the dry ingredients together then combine with the butter until it is a coarse meal.
2. Add the egg and stir with a fork. Add just enough cold water to form a ball.
3. Wrap it up in plastic and store it away in the fridge

And now to Finish:
~Turn the oven on & set to 375(180) degrees
1. Mix all the above ingredients together, then mix in the custard.
2. Butter & flour a 10 inch pie pan.
3. Take the larger ball of dough & roll it out to about a 14 inch round
4. Fit the dough into the pie pan & fill it with your mixture.
5. Roll out remaining dough and cut into 12x1/2 inch strips
6. Weave the strips together over the top of the pie.
7. Time to Bake! (45 minutes)
8.\Brush the top with eggwash and bake another 10-15 minutes.



gui says :

i really liked this seems to be delicious.thanks a lot.illtry it soon.i m from phone number 11 name s gui.
Posted on: 13 June 2009 - 3:27pm