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Chocolate Ricotta Pie

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This pie is made in three simple steps. The great part is that you will actually learn how to make three things in one shot. Clever eh?! First you'll make a basic custard(pudding). Secondly you will make a pie crust. Third of all you will prepare the cheese mixture and assemble the pie. It may sound like a lot but it's really easy. Avanti!
Ingredients
  Unsalted butter 100 Gram
  Salt 1 Pinch
  Whole egg 1 (scrambled)
  Cold water 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Ricotta 500 Gram
  Cocoa powder 20 Gram
  Sugar 50 Gram
  Cinnamon 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Vanilla extract/Vanilla essence 1 Teaspoon
  Whole eggs 2
  Whole milk 500 Milliliter
  Sugar 80 Gram
  Flour 3 Tablespoon
  Vanilla bean/1tsp. vanilla extract) 1⁄2
Directions

To make the Custard:
1.Put 1/2 the Sugar into a 3-4qt. pot and pour in the Milk. Split the Vanilla Bean, scrape the seeds into the pot and toss in the pod. Heat with med-high heat until it comes to the boil. Meantime.....whip the Eggs and rest of the Sugar until thick & pale the add the flour & incorporate.
2. When the milk boils, pour in the whipped eggs and stir constantly until it comes back to the boil. (now you know why you used such a big pot!)
3. As soon as your custard boils, pour it out through the strainer onto the cookie tray and sprinkle the top with some sugar so that it dosn't get crusty.

Then to make the Crust:
1. Mix the dry ingredients together then combine with the butter until it is a coarse meal.
2. Add the egg and stir with a fork. Add just enough cold water to form a ball.
3. Wrap it up in plastic and store it away in the fridge

And now to Finish:
~Turn the oven on & set to 375(180) degrees
1. Mix all the above ingredients together, then mix in the custard.
2. Butter & flour a 10 inch pie pan.
3. Take the larger ball of dough & roll it out to about a 14 inch round
4. Fit the dough into the pie pan & fill it with your mixture.
5. Roll out remaining dough and cut into 12x1/2 inch strips
6. Weave the strips together over the top of the pie.
7. Time to Bake! (45 minutes)
8.\Brush the top with eggwash and bake another 10-15 minutes.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Cuisine: 
Italian
Course: 
Dessert
Taste: 
Sweet
Feel: 
Creamy
Method: 
Baked
Dish: 
Pie
Interest: 
Holiday, Party
Ingredient: 
Milk Product
Preparation Time: 
30 Minutes
Cook Time: 
60 Minutes
Ready In: 
90 Minutes
Servings: 
12
Story
I made this authentic Ricotta Pie for Thanksgiving Dinner last year and all my Italian Aunts and cousins forced me to share the recipe! The most important ingredient in this recipe is of course the ricotta cheese so you should look for the best available.
Subtitle: 
Chocolate Ricotta Pie

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gui's picture
i really liked this recipe.it seems to be delicious.thanks a lot.illtry it soon.i m from brazil.my phone number 11 98359912.my name s gui.