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Gram's Holiday Ricotta Pie

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Gram's Holiday Ricotta Pie

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2012-11-09 Other
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My Gram made some delicious treats. This pie has been made for many holiday gatherings.

  • Servings: 10
  • Prep Time: 15min
  • Cook Time: 75 min
  • Total Time: 1 hr 40 min

Ingredients:

Crust:
¼ cup Butter
⅔ cup Sugar
3 cups Flour
1 tsp Baking Powder
2 Eggs
Filling:
3 lbs Ricotta Cheese
1½ cups Sugar
5 Eggs, beaten
¼ tsp Cinnamon
1 tsp Lemon Zest
1 tsp Vanilla
Egg Wash
Additional Sugar & Cinnamon, if desired

Directions:

Mix pastry dough and divide into quarters. Roll out 1 quarter dough to fit into 9" pie plate. Place in pie plate. Roll another 1 quarter and cut into 1" wide strips. Mix ingredients for filling and fill pie plate. Cover filling with the dough strips in a lattice weave or place decoratively across pie. Brush strips with egg wash (1 egg beaten with 1 tsp water) and sprinkle with sugar and cinnamon if desired. Repeat with remaining dough and filling to make a second pie. Bake in preheated 350 degree oven for for 1 1/4 hours or until filling is set. Cool on rack and then chill in refrigerator at least 2 hours.

Helpful Tips:

This pie is delicious served chilled with a little whipped cream.