Joanne Bellezza-Loughlin Recipe

Pizza Dolce (Italian Sweet Pie)

By Joanne Bellezza-Loughlin Joannebl

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Joanne's Story

I make Pizza Dolce every year for Easter just like my grandmother and mother did. It's one of those Italian recipes that will vary from family to family. Some people make it with dried fruit. Some use a pie shell. I love it just like this. Hope you do too! Enjoy.
ps: I've tried making this with low fat ricotta and egg whites. Didn't work. Sometimes you just have to go with it - calories and all. ;-)


3 lb
whole milk ricotta cheese
1 c
1 Tbsp
1 tsp
1/2 c
semi sweet chocolate chips

Directions Step-By-Step

Combine all ingredients in large bowl and mix well.
Pour into a greased 9 x 13 inch pan or two 10 inch rounds.
Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour to 1 hour and 15 minutes (until top is golden.) Start checking after an hour.
Let cool completely. (You can make this ahead and keep in frig.)
Cut into squares and arrange on plate (if baked in pan) or if you baked in the two rounds, serve like you would a pie. Enjoy!

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Pies

  • Comments

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    Bea L. BeachChic - Feb 16, 2011
    Hi, Joanne. This sounds very interesting and I love all the ingredients. I have never eaten pizza dolce so what type of dessert would you compare this to? I am very interested in making this recipe because we love dessert. Thanks.
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    Joanne Bellezza-Loughlin Joannebl - Feb 16, 2011
    Hi Bea. To be honest, I'm not sure what you'd compare it to. I guess you could say it's like cheesecake but lighter. Let me know if you try it. I'd love to hear what you think. Unfortunately, I love dessert too. And I love this website. Although, I don't think it's going to be good for my waistline! LOL
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    Bea L. BeachChic - Feb 17, 2011
    LOL, Joanne, I can actually feel my body packing on pounds just looking at some of these recipes. I'll certainly try this at some point. I would like for you to consider joining the groups Chatterbox and Tried and True Recipes.
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    Joanne Bellezza-Loughlin Joannebl - Feb 17, 2011
    Thanks, Bea. I have joined both!
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    Bea L. BeachChic - Feb 17, 2011
    Good for you! Thanks:)