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Italian Rice and Ricotta Pie

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linder

Italian Rice and Ricotta Pie

I had to use up the rest of the ricotta I made so it was time to make an sweet Italian Easter pie to match the savory one, which we have almost completely devoured.  The recipe I used is from the website http://www.ciaoitalia.com  The only 'change' I made was to use wheatberries in place of the rice as indicated in the recipe.  Otherwise the pie was made per instructions.  I tasted some of the filling as I was making the pie and it is very flavorful with vanilla, orange zest, orange juice and cinnamon.  I have seen some pies that add chocolate bits as well, maybe next year.  Will be having some of this pie with a cup of tea later this evening.

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dabrownman

Thats some nice pie you got there -as good as the meat pie I'm guessing,  A great place for home made ricotta to end up.  Just beautiful.

 

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linder

Thanks, DA.  I just had to try out the recipe for this pie.  My Mom's ricotta pie was much simpler and usually made in a regular pie pan.  It's a shame I don't have her recipe, but this one will more than do.  I'm wondering how the wheat berries will affect the flavor of the pie as opposed to long grain white rice.  Hoping the wheat berries have absorbed some of the good flavors of orange, cinnamon and vanilla.  Will post inside pics when available later this evening.

Linda