ricotta pie on white cake plate with scalloped edging and orange by pedestal to the right

Sweet Italian Easter Pie

This easy ricotta pie recipe has delicious chocolate and orange flavours.  Easy to make it's so elegant when baked as a tart! The recipe makes two pies to feed a crowd! 
Course Dessert
Cuisine Italian
Keyword italian easter pie
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
chilling pastry 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 619kcal
Author Judy


  • 3 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • ¾ cup vegetable oil
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3 tsp baking powder
  • 3 large eggs


  • 6 cups ricotta cheese 3 - 475 g containers
  • 1/2 cup sugar taste, then sweeten up to 1 cup
  • 4 eggs beaten
  • ½ cup chocolate chips
  • 1 tbsp orange zest


  • Mix all pie crust dough ingredients together, separate into two balls, wrap in plastic wrap and let it rest for 1 hour
  • Take one ball and push it into a well greased tart tin (with a removable bottom) making sure the dough is pressed into the tin well, and up the sides
  • Mix the eggs, ricotta cheese, chocolate chips, orange zest and sugar well.
  • Pour half the mixture into the tart tin.  
  • Repeat the same instructions for a 9" pie plate
  • Bake each at 350 for 45 min to 1 hour  I found 55 minutes was perfect 
  • Makes 2 pies


Calories: 619kcal | Carbohydrates: 58g | Protein: 20g | Fat: 34g | Saturated Fat: 23g | Cholesterol: 159mg | Sodium: 146mg | Potassium: 324mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 30g | Vitamin A: 705IU | Vitamin C: 0.7mg | Calcium: 337mg | Iron: 2.6mg