Rose's Anise(Black Licorice) Ricotta Pie

Rose Rauhauser Recipe

By Rose Rauhauser NewYorkWoman

4 or more
30 Min
1 Hr 15 Min

If you like the taste of black licorice this is the pie for you. Grandma Lucia's recipe and I tweeked it. She lived to be 3 months short of 100 yrs. old, still making this pie. She'd be so proud. Enjoy.


lb. and a little more ricotta (whole milk)
2 Tbsp
melted butter
2 Tbsp
sour cream
extra large eggs
1/3 c
sugar or a little more if u like sweeter
1 tsp
2 tsp
anise extract
a pinch of cinnamon
lemon rind of 1 lemon
2 c
all purpose flour
a pinch of baking powder
1 Tbsp
1/2 c
butter (softened)
2 Tbsp
large egg
3 or 4 Tbsp
cold water

Directions Step-By-Step

In a 10" pie plate....Mix flour, baking power,butter,shortening by hand form a well put in egg and cold water mix until dough may have to add cold water by tablespoon to mix thoroughly. Roll out crust and place into pie plate, fork bottom.
Filling: Mix all ingredients together in mixer until smooth. Place into unbaked pie crust. Place in oven at 350 for l hour 15 minutes or until middle of pie does not shake, test. While done, open door of the oven, turn off and let rest 10 or 15 minutes in the oven. Remove, enjoy.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Pies

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Apr 12, 2015 - Lisa G. Sweet Pantry Gal shared this recipe with discussion group: Holiday & Party Treats.
Catie B CatieBBaker
Apr 13, 2014
I will try Rose. I have always loved this flavor, but it wasn’t common here int he states while we were growing up. I love the wonderful cultural food available now!
Thanks for sharing one of your traditional foods with us!
Rose Rauhauser NewYorkWoman
Apr 13, 2014
Hey Catie, coming from Italian heritage, anise flavor was in lots of baking and cooking things. My husband and I love it but not all our family does. This pie is so full of flavor, please post a picture if you can.
Catie B CatieBBaker
Apr 12, 2014
I love anise flavoring ! I make some old German mini cakes at Christmas, my ex DH’s grandmother made each year. She drew me into the kitchen secretly to give me the recipe because she said, in a whisper, ‘they don’t know I have stopped using the old family recipe. I use Duncan Hines white cake mix and add the flavor. No one knows the difference!’ LOL. I kept her secret and have kept it ever since.

I would love to bake this pie! Thanks, pinched!