Ricotta Pie

Ricotta Pie

 

Ricotta Pie
 
 
Ingredients
CRUST
  • 2 whole graham crackers, enough to make a scant ⅓ cup crumbs
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • ¼ cup almonds — whole, slivered, or blanched; honey roasted are tasty
  • pinch of salt
FILLING
  • 3 cups ricotta cheese, whole-milk or part-skim
  • 6 large eggs
  • ⅓ to ½ cup sugar*
  • ¼ cup Amaretto liqueur, optional
  • 1 to 2 teaspoons vanilla extract, to taste
  • ⅛ teaspoon salt
  • *Add sugar to taste, for a sweeter or less sweet cheesecake.
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Rub a generous amount of soft butter on the inside of a 9" pie pan at least 1½" deep; use a deep-dish pan, if you have one. If your pie pan isn't at least 1½" deep, substitute a 9" square pan.
  2. To make the crust: Place the graham crackers, sugar, almonds, and salt in a food processor or blender, and process until totally ground, but not powdery.
  3. Pour the crumbs into the pan, tilting and shaking the pan to distribute the crumbs across the bottom and up the sides of the pan. Place the pan on a baking sheet, to make it easy to handle once you've added the filling.
  4. To make the filling: Mix together all the filling ingredients, and beat slowly until well combined.
  5. Pour the filing into the crust; it will come nearly to the lip of the pan.
  6. Bake the pie for 45 to 50 minutes, until it's becoming brown around the very outside edge, and an instant-read thermometer inserted into the center registers 160°F. The pie will still look quite unset in the center; that's OK.
  7. Remove the pie from the oven, and cool it to room temperature. Once it's cool, refrigerate until chilled.
  8. Serve pie as is, or with the topping of your choice.
  9. Yield: one 9" pie, 8 to 12 servings.

Recipe courtesy King Arthur Flour

Ricotta Pie

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