The Gevasci's Ricotta Tart
|Sifted all purpose flour||33 Tablespoon (2 Cups Plus 1 Tablespoon)|
|Baking powder||1 Teaspoon|
|Soft butter||3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)|
|Ricotta cheese||1 1⁄2 Pound (Italian Pot Cheese)|
|Chopped almonds||2 Tablespoon|
|Toasted pine nuts||3 Tablespoon|
|Chopped angelica/Chopped citron||2 Tablespoon|
|Sugar||1 Cup (16 tbs)|
|Vanilla extract||1 1⁄2 Teaspoon|
|Confectioners sugar||2 Tablespoon|
Have butter, cheese, and eggs at room temperature.
Mix 2 cups flour, baking powder, and salt.
With hands work in butter.
Gradually add brandy, mixing lightly just until dough holds together.
Then roll about two thirds of dough 1/8 inch thick and use to line 10-inch pie pan.
Mix 1 tablespoon flour, cheese, nuts, and angelica.
Beat eggs until light and lemon-colored.
Gradually beat in sugar; add vanilla.
Stir into cheese mixture.
Pour into lined pie pan.
Roll remaining pastry to 1/8 inch thickness and cut into strips.
Arrange lattice-fashion on pie.
Bake in preheated moderate oven (375°F.) for 40 minutes, or until firm.
Just before serving, sift confectioners' sugar lightly on top.
Calories 996 Calories from Fat 433
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 49 g75.9%
Saturated Fat 25.7 g128.3%
Trans Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 259.8 mg86.6%
Sodium 317 mg13.2%
Total Carbohydrates 109 g36.2%
Dietary Fiber 3.1 g12.6%
Sugars 40.8 g
Protein 28 g55.4%
Vitamin A 27.6% Vitamin C 0.1%
Calcium 34.7% Iron 30.8%
*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet