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Sunday, April 4, 2010

Italian ricotta Pie

1/4 cup butter
2/3 cup sugar
3 cups flour
1 tsp baking powder
2 eggs
2-4 Tbsp cold water
3 lbs ricotta
1 1/2 cups sugar
5 eggs
tsp lemon zest
1 tsp vanilla

Mix pastry dough, adding just enough water to combine, usually 2 tbsp.,  and divide into quarters. Roll out  1/4 dough to fit into 9" pie plate. Roll another 1/4 and cut into 1 " strips . Mix ingredients for filling and fill pie plate. Cover filling w/ the dough strips in a lattice weave or decoratively across pie. Brush strips w/ egg wash (1 egg beaten with 1 tsp water).  Repeat w/ remaining dough and filling. Bake for 1 1/4 hours in a preheated 350 degree oven until filling is set. Cool on rack and then cool in refrigerator 
for at least 2 hours.

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