Orange Chocolate Ricotta Pie
Total TimePrep: 20 min. Bake: 40 min. + cooling
- 2 cartons (15 ounces each) whole-milk ricotta cheese
- 2 large eggs, room temperature, lightly beaten
- 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips
- 1/3 cup sugar
- 1 tablespoon grated orange zest
- 2 tablespoons orange liqueur, optional
- Pastry for double-crust pie (9 inches)
- In a large bowl, combine the ricotta cheese, eggs, chocolate chips, sugar, orange zest and, if desired, orange liqueur.
- Roll out half of the dough to fit a 9-in. pie plate; transfer crust to pie plate. Fill with ricotta mixture.
- Roll out remaining dough into an 11-in. circle; cut into 1-in.-wide strips. Lay half of the strips across the pie, about 1 in. apart. Fold back every other strip halfway. Lay another strip across center of pie at a right angle. Unfold strips over center strip. Fold back the alternate strips; place a second strip across the pie. Continue to add strips until pie is covered with lattice. Trim, seal and flute edges.
- Bake at 425° until crust is golden brown, 40-45 minutes. Refrigerate leftovers.
Nutrition Facts1 slice: 525 calories, 31g fat (16g saturated fat), 106mg cholesterol, 346mg sodium, 49g carbohydrate (23g sugars, 0 fiber), 17g protein.
Mar 31, 2015
Can someone please tell me how early in advance I can make this pie. I want to serve it on Easter but don't have time to make it the day before. Thank you!
Aug 20, 2014
I LOVE this recipe and it is my go-to favorite for an easy dessert. Sometimes I tweek it (the way most home cooks do) by substituting some cream cheese for a little of the ricotta (to make it taste richer/creamier). Once in a while I substitute raisins for the chocolate chips and add some vanilla extract and orange extract, leaving out the orange licqueor. When I add raisins rather than chocolate chips, i also make a warm sauce of honey, lemon, cinnamon, and raisins to lightly drizzle on top (my husband's favorite). Overall, the texture is wonderful and the results are tasty!
May 24, 2012
The brand of ricotta cheese used in this recipe does make a difference. First time was heavy and somewhat dry. Second time, I could tell right away the ricotta was better texture and flavor. Great the second time.
Apr 23, 2012
Very dry, and my husband thought the texture was "weird" which I attributed to the ricotta cheese
Apr 16, 2012
We used orange flavoring (about a tablespoon or more if you really like orange) and added a bit more chocolate. Was very good and very easy!