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Ricotta Cheese Filling

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  Ricotta cheese/Small curd cottage cheese 4 Cup (64 tbs), pushed through a sieve
  Egg yolk 1
  Sugar 1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs)
  Salt 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Grated orange peel 2 Tablespoon
  Vanilla extract 1 Teaspoon
  Amaretto liqueur/Marsala wine 1 Tablespoon
  Egg whites 3

1. Mix cheese, egg yolk, sugar, salt, grated orange peel, vanilla extract, and Amaretto liqueur or Marsala wine. Beat until smooth.
2. Fold in egg whites, beaten stiff but not dry, and pour into pastry shell. Optional. Add one or more of the following to the Ricotta Cheese Filling mixture: 1 tablespoon raisins, diced candied citron, or diced candied lemon or orange peel; or 2 tablespoons slivered blanched almonds, pine nuts, or semi-sweet chocolate bits.

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Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 2140 Calories from Fat 1160

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 132 g202.9%

Saturated Fat 83.1 g415.3%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 687 mg229%

Sodium 1464 mg61%

Total Carbohydrates 113 g37.5%

Dietary Fiber 3.2 g12.8%

Sugars 73.3 g

Protein 123 g246.2%

Vitamin A 94.4% Vitamin C 68%

Calcium 211.2% Iron 24.9%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Ricotta Cheese Filling Recipe