Easter Rice Pie

Recipe Rating:
 9 Ratings
Serves: 10-12
Prep Time:
Cook Time:
Cooking Method: Bake

Ingredients

1 1/3 c cooked rice, cooled/room temp. (recommend: arborio)
3/4 c sugar
2/3 c ricotta cheese (recommend: sorrento velvety smooth whole milk ricotta)
4 eggs
1 pt half & half
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 tsp lemon juice, fresh
2 dash(es) cinnamon(1 dash in batter, 1 dash on top)
1 9-10" pie crust (homemade or pillsbury refrigerated pie crust)

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Jessica S Recipe
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jmsqueglia
Member Since Oct 2011
Jessica's notes for this recipe:
Rice pie(along with Ricotta pie) is our family's traditional Easter dessert. Like many Italian desserts, it is simple and not very sweet. The rice settles to the bottom leaving a custard-like layer on top. A very satisfying dessert. A dollop of sweetened whip cream is a perfect topper. Enjoy!
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Such a lovely, creamy pie! Light and not too sweet, no one will ever know there's rice in it unless you tell them.

Directions

1
Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Line a 9.5"-10" deep dish pie dish with dough.(Recommend deep dish(2") as this is a lot of filling and will come very close to top.)
2
Beat together sugar and ricotta. Add eggs one at a time and beat until incorporated. Add half & half, vanilla, lemon juice, and 1 dash of cinnamon. Mix well. Stir in rice.
3
Pour filling into crust and sprinkle lightly a dash of cinnamon on top. (Photo in this step is of the filling in a 9.5" x 2" pie dish. It will not overflow while baking.)
4
Bake at 450 degrees for 10 minutes. Lower temp. to 350 degrees and bake an additional 50 minutes. Should be lightly browned on top & may be very slightly jiggly toward center(will set up when cool). Let cool completely. Serve chilled or room temp.
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user Nancy J. Patrykus Finnjin - Mar 30, 2012
A keeper. Thank you
user Jessica S jmsqueglia - Mar 31, 2012
Your welcome. Hope you enjoy! Happy Easter!
user jean long jl527 - Apr 2, 2012
love it!! thank you!
this was my geandmas's FAVORITE at easter time!!!
user Jessica S jmsqueglia - Apr 2, 2012
You're welcome! Funny thing is I never liked this pie as a kid or as an adult until a few years ago. Now I appreciate it and even love it. Nostalgia maybe. If you make it, hope you enjoy! Happy Easter!
user Nancy J. Patrykus Finnjin - Apr 2, 2012
Thank you girls...
Roses to the original cooks......
Hugs, nancy

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