Ricotta Cheese Filling Recipe


CourseMain Ingredient


 Ricotta cheese/Small curd cottage cheese4 Cup (64 tbs), pushed through a sieve
 Egg yolk1
 Sugar1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs)
 Salt1⁄4 Teaspoon
 Grated orange peel2 Tablespoon
 Vanilla extract1 Teaspoon
 Amaretto liqueur/Marsala wine1 Tablespoon
 Egg whites3

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 2140 Calories from Fat 1160

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 132 g202.9%

Saturated Fat 83.1 g415.3%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 687 mg

Sodium 1464 mg61%

Total Carbohydrates 113 g37.5%

Dietary Fiber 3.2 g12.8%

Sugars 73.3 g

Protein 123 g246.2%

Vitamin A 94.4% Vitamin C 68%

Calcium 211.2% Iron 24.9%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


1. Mix cheese, egg yolk, sugar, salt, grated orange peel, vanilla extract, and Amaretto liqueur or Marsala wine. Beat until smooth.
2. Fold in egg whites, beaten stiff but not dry, and pour into pastry shell. Optional. Add one or more of the following to the Ricotta Cheese Filling mixture: 1 tablespoon raisins, diced candied citron, or diced candied lemon or orange peel; or 2 tablespoons slivered blanched almonds, pine nuts, or semi-sweet chocolate bits.