Ricotta Pie is a traditional Easter dessert in many Italian households. There are many variations, from the type of citrus added to chocolate chips and candied fruit. While searching for different recipes, I was drawn in to The Parsley Thief’s version based on her grandmother’s recipe. Her photos of the pie are gorgeous and I wanted to give the lattice pattern a try. The base of the pie is a sweet cookie-like dough that is easy to work with after chilling in the refrigerator. The filling is made up of sweetened ricotta, orange zest, cinnamon, and chocolate chips.
Overall, this Easter Ricotta Pie looks complicated, but was not nearly as difficult as I thought it would be. It is definitely sweet. A small slice was perfect for me, any larger would have been too much. The Parsley Thief linked a video on YouTube showing how to make a lattice pattern.