italian grain (farro) pie

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By C S
from Anywhere, AL

This recipe makes 3-4 pies. I make this amount because of the work involved and all my family members who want some. I guess this pie could be considered labor intensive, but the results are well worth it.

serves 12
cook time 1 Hr
method Bake

Ingredients For italian grain (farro) pie

  • 3-4
    frozen pie shells
  • 3 lb
    ricotta cheese
  • 1 1/2 c
    sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • 1/2 pkg
    milk chocolate morsels
  • 2 1/2 c
    italian grain (farro or winter wheat)
  • 4
    eggs

How To Make italian grain (farro) pie

  • 1
    Soak grain in cold water overnight (approx. 24 hours)
  • 2
    Drain grain and boil in fresh water until grain is the consistency of half cooked rice.
  • 3
    Mix ricotta, eggs, sugar, vanilla extract, chocolate morsels and grain in a bowl. HINT: (grain should taste sweet before baking).
  • 4
    Fill pie shells very full. Optional: you can use another pie shell to make a criss-cross pattern on the top of pie.
  • 5
    Bake in preheated oven at 350 degrees until firm. Yields: 2-3 pies

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