Chocolate Ricotta Pie

Melanie Campbell

By
@RossCampbell

It is always requested for every holiday. My mother's neighbor is Italian. When we moved into the house next door, she brought this over to welcome us to the neighborhood. I enjoyed it and asked for the recipe.


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Serves:
8
Cook:
2 Hr

Ingredients

CRUST

1 1/4 c
graham cracker crumbs
1/2 c
butter, melted
2 Tbsp
granulated sugar

FILLING

1 lb
ricotta cheese
3/4 c
confectioners' sugar
1 tsp
almond extract
1 c
almonds, toasted
1/2 c
semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 1/4 c
heavy cream

Step-By-Step

1PRE-HEAT oven to 375F.

2MIX graham cracker crumbs, butter and sugar together in a bowl. Shape inside 9” pie plate. If crust is too crumbly, add a small amount of butter so crumbs will hold together. Bake at 375 for 8-9 minutes, until lightly browned. Allow to cool.

3COMBINE ricotta, confectioner’s sugar, and almond extract in a bowl and set aside.

4COMBINE almonds and chocolate. Chop together in a food processor; do not chop too fine.

5FOLD together cheese mix and chopped almond & chocolate and chill.

6WHIP heavy cream until stiff. Fold into ricotta and chocolate mix half at a time.

7SPOON into chilled crust and let sit overnight before serving.

8Serve with chocolate sauce, if desired.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Desserts, Pies, Chocolate
Other Tag: Quick & Easy
Hashtag: #ricotta