– This recipe is simple yet flavorful. The combination of homemade ricotta, sweet pie dough, sour cream, sugar, and lemon creates a perfect balance of flavors.
– Making your own ricotta adds a touch of authenticity (and the best flavor possible!).
– The addition of lemon brings a refreshing zing to the rich and creamy filling.
This Italian ricotta pie recipe has a delicately flavored creamy ricotta filling beautifully encased in a sweet pie dough that's buttery, light and flaky. It's a classic dessert in Italian households, especially during Easter and the holiday season. The best part? You can easily make it at home with just a few simple ingredients.
Using an electric mixer, whip the ricotta, sour cream, and sugar for 2-3 minutes until it's light and fluffy (it'll still be a bit grainy).
Beat in the flour, vanilla, lemon zest, lemon juice, and salt. Then, add the eggs one at a time