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Orange Chocolate Ricotta Pie

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. Bake: 40 min. + cooling

Makes

8 servings

A traditional Italian dessert served during the holidays and for special occasions, this pie features the classic pairing of orange and chocolate. The result is rich and tangy—a perfect finale to a Mediterranean-style dinner. —Trisha Kruse, Eagle, Idaho
Orange Chocolate Ricotta Pie Recipe photo by Taste of Home

Ingredients

  • 2 cartons (15 ounces each) whole-milk ricotta cheese
  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon grated orange zest
  • 2 tablespoons orange liqueur, optional
  • Pastry for double-crust pie

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, combine the ricotta cheese, eggs, chocolate chips, sugar, orange zest and, if desired, orange liqueur.
  2. On a floured surface, roll out half the dough to fit a 9-in. pie plate; transfer to pie plate. Fill with ricotta mixture.
  3. Roll out remaining dough into an 11-in. circle; cut into 1-in.-wide strips. Lay half of the strips across the pie, about 1 in. apart. Fold back every other strip halfway. Lay another strip across center of pie at a right angle. Unfold strips over center strip. Fold back the alternate strips; place a second strip across the pie. Continue to add strips until pie is covered with lattice. Trim, seal and flute edges.
  4. Bake at 425° until crust is golden brown, 40-45 minutes. Refrigerate leftovers.

Nutrition Facts

1 slice: 525 calories, 31g fat (16g saturated fat), 106mg cholesterol, 346mg sodium, 49g carbohydrate (23g sugars, 0 fiber), 17g protein.

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