Saturday, April 18, 2009

Sweet Ricotta Pie

Nanna/Lee/Uncle Ricks mother makes a GREAT sweet ricotta pie that is
Melanie likes it scrambled, so when Lee is removing the pie from the oven Melanie likes to pinch her to make her drop it. Not cool Melanie, not cool.

BUT, what IS cool is just how easy it is to make the pie. When I went to AllBunny on Easter we had dinner at PaulAndJoann’s and I helped Lee make the pies. It was so easy, that I just made two for myself. Here’s the recipe.

2 lbs of ricotta cheese
8 eggs
1 cup sugar
some vanilla (what eves, just poor in a couple of teaspoons)
Mix it all up with your hand whisk.
Put the mixture into 2 frozen pie crusts.
Bake at 400 for 30-40 minutes.

You SHOULD cook them in a water bath so that the outside edges cook as fast as the inside. But I don’t, its too much work. :) You end up with a really nice “cheesecake” type dessert.


  1. It's best WARM!!!
    Make it! You will love it.
    I think we should try adding raisins. It's perfect the way it is, I'm just saying raisins could be nice.
    We made it this week without the pie crust. We found out you don't need the crust. It's just as good without it. You can still cut it into pie wedges and it keeps it's shape.

  2. BTW
    When the pie was being removed from the oven it was dropped on the oven door. Jo-Anne wanted to throw it away. NOOOOO! I scooped it up and put it back in the pie plate and we ate scrambled pie. It was just fine.

  3. I think that if you want fruit, you should put it ON at serving time.

    Also, its a BIT too sweet, maybe half cup or 3/4 cup sugar would be better.

  4. Lee said the same thing about the sugar. Next time I'll use 3/4 of a cup. What about a little cinnamon?

  5. A little cinnamon would be nice, but then if you want to put raspberries on it, how will that go with the cinnamon?

  6. You have to decide what way to go. Cinnamon would be ok with raisins or if you want to put stewed apples on top. But cinnamon would not be good with berries.