Saturday, January 25, 2020

Ricotta Pie – Telephone Cry Upwards It “Cheesecake” At Your Ain Risk

You would for sure last good inside your rights to telephone phone this ricotta pie a “cheesecake,’ except thus your guests would last expecting cheesecake, together with that mightiness displace some problems. 

If you lot nation me I’m virtually to instruct a land of cheesecake, I’m picturing something tall, dense, sweet, together with really rich. Those adjectives are why people guild cheesecake inwards the commencement place.

That’s why this lighter, less sugariness variation is beingness called a ricotta pie. So much of cooking for people is managing expectations, together with a recipe’s advert is a large purpose inwards that. Moving by semantics, I actually enjoyed this cannoli-inspired accept on the rustic Italian classic.

I played unopen to amongst a hybrid pie-dough/cookie crust, amongst flavors borrowed from a cannoli shell, every bit good every bit studded the filling amongst chocolate together with candied orange; likewise mutual features of that other ricotta-based dessert. If you lot don’t desire to mess unopen to amongst my crust, or you’re all the same trying to create the paleo thing, you lot tin dismiss skip that step, together with but butter together with flour the pan first. Your favorite graham cracker crust volition operate every bit well, specially amongst some solid lay down almonds tossed in.

Regarding the sweetness: Generally, ricotta pies are non really sweet, together with incorporate solely virtually one-half the carbohydrate of a traditional cheesecake. For this size pie (9-inch), you lot could utilization betwixt a 1/4 together with 1/2-cup of sugar, depending on your tastes. I used a 1/3-cup, which is perfect for me, but I’m non you, thus conform accordingly. Same goes for the grated citrus, together with chocolate. I actually promise you lot make this cracking ricotta pie a endeavour soon. Enjoy!

Ingredients for 8 portions:
For the crust:
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon fine salt
1/2 loving cup mutual frigidity butter, cutting inwards chunks
1 large egg
2 tbsp marsala wine
2-3 tablespoons H2O ice water, or plenty to cast dough
Prebake crust for xv min at 400 F.

For the filling
3 cups whole-milk ricotta cheese
4 large eggs
2 large egg yolks
1/3 loving cup sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract, to taste
1 or ii teaspoons freshly grated lemon and/or orangish zest
pinch of tabular array salt (not shown!)
2 tbsp semi-sweet chocolate chips, optional
2 tbsp diced candied orangish zest, optional

Bake 45 minutes at 350 F., or until but educate (160 internal temp)

*I garnished amongst chopped pistachios, together with some  additional orangish zest that I tossed amongst some unproblematic syrup (1/4 loving cup H2O together with a 1/4 loving cup carbohydrate brought to a simmer together with allowed to cool.)