Ricotta Pie

I hope everyone had a wonderful Easter! I had a great weekend with both sides of my family. My hubby and I hosted Easter dinner, and it was delicious (we had a lot of amazing help)! One of the pies that I decided to make this year was Italian Ricotta Pie. The recipe that I used was based off of my husband’s Nana’s recipe. Nana’s recipe is awesome and the pie came out delicious. I tweaked the original recipe because it was initially for 2 pies instead of 1, and I also added some chocolate chips as well. This pie was beautiful and definitely perfect to share with family. Even though this pie is generally only made at Easter, I might break the rules and make this beauty again soon – it’s that good!!!

Crust (Pasta Frolla) Ingredients:

  • 3 cups flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 3/4 stick of unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla


  1. In a small bowl, combine the flour and salt and set aside.
  2. In the bowl of a stand mixer, cream the butter and sugar until combined. Add eggs and vanilla and mix until combined.
  3. Add the flour mix and combine until a dough forms.
  4. Form the dough into a ball and place in plastic wrap and refrigerate for 1 hour.

Ricotta Filling Ingredients:

  • 2 lbs (32 oz.) ricotta
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs separated
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • zest of 1 lemon
  • zest of 1 orange
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, beat the ricotta, sugar, egg yolks, and vanilla. Add the zests and cinnamon and mix to combine.
  3. In the bowl of a stand mixer, beat the egg whites until fluffy.
  4. Fold the egg whites into the ricotta mix. Fold in the chocolate chips.
  5. Remove the dough from the refrigerator and cut in half. On a floured work surface, roll out each ball of dough into about a 11″ round. Carefully place dough round into the bottom of a 10″ pie pan. Press the dough into the bottom and around the sides.
  6. Pour the filling into the pie.
  7. Take the other dough round and roll out. With small cookie cutters, cut shapes into the dough and place shapes on top of the filling. Instead of shapes, you could also roll the dough into 1″ strips and place on top in a criss-cross, basket weave pattern.
  8. Bake for 45-50 minutes or until filling is set.


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20 responses to “Ricotta Pie

  1. I think I would break the rules for this pie too πŸ™‚ It looks fantastic! Happy Easter πŸ™‚ Wishing you a fantastic week!

  2. Happy Easter this pie looks delicious:).

  3. Ohhhh this looks so delicious Kara! I hope you had a good Easter weekend!

  4. Thanks for the recipe.Looks awesome.
    Nami just found on your blog one sweet recipe too..thanks πŸ™‚

  5. This looks fantastic! Love the use of cinnamon chips:-)

  6. Your pie looks yummy…I’ve never had made it with chocolate chips but I think it’s a great idea. Will have to try that for sure.

  7. Mom Kenyon

    From firsthand experience I can attest to this pie being absolutely delicious.
    It was so creamy and melted in your mouth. The chocolate chips were an added pleasure to my palate. It was wonderful!!

  8. Ricotta pie is so delicious! I ate a few slices of ricotta pie on Easter as well… definitely a favorite!

  9. I have never heard of ricotta pie! It looks amazing!

  10. what a great idea! this looks so yummy πŸ™‚

  11. Wow-I so wish I was at your house for Easter! I feel like ricotta has been popping up a lot and your cake looks ah-mazing! I”ll definitely be trying this!

  12. Sounds great!


  13. I’ve never had this but I love ricotta, I am sure this pie tastes gorgeous!

  14. Your Ricotta pie looks decedent and delicious!! It’s new to me, but count me in!

  15. Kim Cooper

    This sort of makes me think baked cannoli type pie! It looks fabulous and I can’t wait to give it as shot.

  16. This ricotta pie sounds amazing! Such a great combination of flavors with lemon and orange zest and chocolate chips!

  17. Yum!! This looks so wonderful. I know it was rich and delicious! Thanks for sharing it with us. : ) I will definitely put this on my to “bake” list. : )

  18. Amy

    Ricotta pies are perfect for Easter! Yours looks delicious, I would love a piece :)! Hope you had a wonderful holiday!

  19. This pie looks amazing. I love ricotta cheese. I have heard of ricotta cheese pie before, but have never made it. I can’t wait to try it.

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