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Ricotta Pie

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Ingredients
For pastry
  Shortening 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Egg yolks 3 Large, beaten (Extra Large)
For the filling
  Eggs 3
  Egg whites 3
  Sugar 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Vanilla extract 1 Tablespoon
  Ricotta cheese 2 Pound
  Flour 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Salt 1⁄8 Teaspoon
  Egg 1 , beaten (For Garnish)
  Confectioners sugar 1 Tablespoon (For Garnish)
Directions

To make the pastry: Sift flour, salt and sugar into bowl.
Cut in shortening until crumbly.
Add mixture of egg yolks and vanilla; mix well to form dough, adding a small amount of water if needed.
Chill, wrapped in plastic wrap, for 1 hour.
Divide into 2 portions.
Roll 1 portion into circle on floured surface; fit into deep 10-inch pie plate.
Roll remaining portion into circle; cut into strips and reserve.
To make the filling: Beat 3 eggs and 3 egg whites in mixer bowl until foamy.
Add sugar and vanilla; beat until thick and lemon-colored.
Combine ricotta cheese, flour and salt in mixer bowl.
Add egg mixture; mix well.
To make the pie: Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Spoon ricotta filling into pie shell.
Arrange pastry strips in lattice design over top of pie; brush with 1 beaten egg.
Bake for 50 to 60 minutes or until knife inserted in center comes out clean.
Cool on wire rack.
Garnish with confectioners' sugar.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Dessert
Method: 
Baked
Dish: 
Pie
Restriction: 
Lacto Ovo Vegetarian
Ingredient: 
Cheese
Interest: 
Everyday
Preparation Time: 
60 Minutes
Cook Time: 
60 Minutes
Ready In: 
120 Minutes
Servings: 
6

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