Italian Rice Pie II16 Reviews
- Prep: 50 min
- Cook: 1 hr 30 min
- Ready In: 2 hr 20 min
“This sweet rice pie is a dessert traditionally served on Easter by many Italian families. But this version is so good, I make it more often than that.” - by Michele O'Sullivan
Original recipe yields 2 - 10 inch pies
- Stir the flour and baking powder together in a bowl; set aside. In a second large bowl, cream the butter and 1/2 cup sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in 3 eggs, one at a time, and stir in the vanilla. Gradually beat in the flour mixture to make a soft dough. Divide the dough in half and shape into two balls. Working on a lightly floured surface, roll out each ball to fit two 10 inch pie plates. Line the pie plates with the crust, and refrigerate until needed.
- Bring the water to a boil in a saucepan, and stir in the rice. Reduce the heat to medium-low, cover, and cook for 20 minutes. Stir in the milk. Continue cooking, stirring frequently, until the mixture thickens. Set aside to cool.
- Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C).
- Meanwhile, beat the ricotta cheese, 1 1/2 cups sugar, lemon juice, lemon zest, and 6 eggs together in a mixing bowl until smooth and frothy. Stir in the cooled rice mixture until evenly blended. Pour into the pie shells.
- Bake pies in preheated oven until the filling is set and tops are golden brown, about 90 minutes. Cool on racks.
Amount Per Serving (16 total)
- 323 cal
- 9.2 g
- 49.3 g
Based on a 2,000 calorie diet
Reviews (16)Rate This Recipe
"The pie was excellent, but the crust burned. Why?..." See more"
"I made this recipe and I had the smae issues with the crust burning. I bought a "pie kit" and used the rim protectors included in the box. But I think it is because of the amount of sugar in the cru..." See morest as well as the filling having to bake so long. Maybe a cup less of milk."
"My husband and I fell in love with an store bought Italian Rice pie when we lived in NJ. I found this recipe and decided to surprise my husband with it for Easter. It was a hit! I didn't make the p..." See moreie crust this time, but will defintely give it a try. While the recipe turned out great, I would like to suggest that a time frame be put in Step 2. The recipe reads "until mixture thickens." Not having cooked a recipe like this before, I had no idea how long to cook it. A time frame would have been helpful, as a guide at least. But this is a new family favorite, sure to grace our table time and again."
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