Ricotta Cheese Pie


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This rich dessert is an interesting alternative to cheesecake.

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  • Crust:
  • 3/4 C. flour
  • 3 Tbs. sugar
  • 6 Tbs. butter
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1/4 tsp. vanilla
  • Filling:
  • 3 C. ricotta cheese
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 1/2 C. plus 2 Tbs. sugar
  • Zest of one lemon
  • 3 eggs

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Crust: Combine flour and sugar. Mix in butter until crumbly. Stir in egg yolk and vanilla. Knead dough slightly to form a ball. Roll dough out to fit into a 10" round pie pan. Bake in 400 degree oven for about 7 minutes or until golden brown. Let cool before filling.

Filling: Combine all ingredients. Stir together by hand. Pour into baked pie shell and smooth the top. Bake at 350 degrees for 30-40 minutes or until knife inserted off center comes out clean.

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