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Italian Ricotta Pie

This 100+ year old recipe for Italian Ricotta Pie has been passed down through generations. Perfectly sweet with great flavors - a slice of Italy!

We’re sharing this Italian Ricotta Pie as part of an ongoing Ambassadorship with Peapod. All opinions are 100% mine.

Today we’re sharing a treasured family recipe from my husband’s side of the family over on From The Pod. This recipe for Italian Ricotta Pie was part of a collection of handwritten (and very weathered) recipes that we were lucky enough to inherit from Jack’s grandmother.

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Italian Ricotta Pie is a classic, traditional recipe – often served at Easter. Like so many of the other passed-down recipes that we’ve recreated here on A Family Feast, this 100+ year-old family recipe was vaguely written, and it lacked some exact ingredient measurements. So – it actually took us three attempts to get this Italian Ricotta Pie recipe just right! (You’ll also notice that Jack’s grandmother called it a ‘cake’ but it is baked in a pie plate!)

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I think our Italian Ricotta Pie will make any fan of traditional Italian foods very happy!  (Especially those of you who love Italian desserts!)

This pie has a lightly sweetened, very moist ricotta cheese filling, and a thick, rustic crust with hints of both vanilla and almond flavors. Interestingly – this recipe does not use butter in the crust. Extra virgin olive oil is used instead – and it totally works – giving the crust a crispy, flaky and almost cookie-like texture on the outer edges, and the bottom crust under the ricotta cheese filling is slightly cake-like in texture.

This 100+ year old recipe for Italian Ricotta Pie has been passed down through generations. Perfectly sweet with great flavors - a slice of Italy!

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This 100+ year old recipe for  Italian Ricotta Pie has been passed down through generations. Perfectly sweet with great flavors - a slice of Italy!

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  1. Where can you find Ricotta milk? I am sure in the grocery store, but never have seen it in your stores.

    • Hi Audrey – The recipe calls for Whole Milk Ricotta Cheese which should be available in most supermarkets. (Some ricotta is part skim milk do look for the whole milk/full fat version). Hope that helps clarify!

  2. What a fantastic recipe. Nothing quite like bringing the past into the future! Pinned. We’ll have this for Easter dinner. Checked out the site for Peapod… very impressive. Lots of delicious recipes. Pinned it also. Thanks for the recipe, the work you and Jack put into perfecting it, and for sharing Peapod. Happy Easter!!!

  3. Making your recipe today for Easter. Looks delicious can’t wait. Thanks for sharing!