Grandma's Recipe Box: #8 Ricotta Pie

Just as cookie baking commences during Christmas time, in Italian households, pie making occurs around Palm Sunday and Easter Sunday.

This is a very old recipe, so there are many different variations. For me, the ground clove in this recipe is what makes the pie so memorable.


3 lbs. ricotta

4 eggs

1 1/2 cups sugar

1 tbsp. vanilla extract

1 tsp. cinnamon

1 tsp. ground cloves

1 tbsp. cocoa

Grated chocolate


Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Mix all ingredients throoughly. Pour into prepared pie crust and top with crust. Brush with beaten egg. When cool dust with conectioner's suger.