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

Ingredients

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

Fillings

  • 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

Instructions

  • 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

Nutrition

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