This recipe was acquired by myself from a friend in 1986. It is originally from Naples, Italy. Italian Rice Pie is a tradition for my family on Easter. When I was young, the week prior to Easter was one full of activity in the kitchen. My mother and her sisters would prepare all the food in advance which was then laid out on the table Saturday morning. The local parish priest would come and bless the food for all to enjoy on Easter Sunday after mass!

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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Beat eggs in very large bowl. Add sugar, mixing well. Stir in cheese and vanilla until smooth and creamy. Add heavy cream and stir. Fold in cooked rice and crushed pineapple.

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  • Pour into a 9 x 13 inch buttered pan.

  • Bake at 325 degrees F (165 degrees C) for one hour. Check by inserting clean knife into center. If the pie is done, knife will come out clean. Top should be golden brown. Refrigerate until thoroughly cooled.

Nutrition Facts

646.2 calories; 22 g protein; 59.3 g carbohydrates; 326 mg cholesterol; 244 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
12/27/2005
Wow. I really liked this one. I made 'Italian Rice Pie 2' first which I really enjoyed but it was a much simpler recipe than this. (still great) The ingredients in this pie all blend together wonderfully for a tasty, not overly sweet yet filling dessert. I suggest a splash or two of heavy cream over this pie. It's great cold as well as slightly warmed. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
01/28/2011
I will not most likely make this recipe again I did not care for it at all. I thought the pie was not sweet and took nearly 2 hour to cook. If I would try to make this again I would need to make several changes including adding more sugar, rice and pineapple. Read More
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52 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 40
  • 4 star values: 8
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
12/27/2005
Wow. I really liked this one. I made 'Italian Rice Pie 2' first which I really enjoyed but it was a much simpler recipe than this. (still great) The ingredients in this pie all blend together wonderfully for a tasty, not overly sweet yet filling dessert. I suggest a splash or two of heavy cream over this pie. It's great cold as well as slightly warmed. Read More
(55)
Rating: 5 stars
12/27/2005
Wow. I really liked this one. I made 'Italian Rice Pie 2' first which I really enjoyed but it was a much simpler recipe than this. (still great) The ingredients in this pie all blend together wonderfully for a tasty, not overly sweet yet filling dessert. I suggest a splash or two of heavy cream over this pie. It's great cold as well as slightly warmed. Read More
(55)
Rating: 5 stars
08/29/2002
Excellent dish. Pineapple could be replaced with your choice of fruit, dates, raisins, etc. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/02/2005
Absolutely sensational!!! This is truly addicting. Had to find use for alot of leftover ricotta and so glad I found this. Talk about comfort food. My whole family loved it. Cooked it a bit longer than an hour no big deal. Gona hold on to this one. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/10/2009
No Pineapple!! to make it the way it is meant to be made it is with Lemon zest and orange zest. candied fruit if you like. I found if you use just the orange zest with a concentrated mango orange juice you get a much better taste and you sprinkle with powdered sugar when cool Acerca Napoli Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/18/2003
Made this recipe last Easter and the whole family loved it. Excellent! just like what grandma used to make. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/02/2004
It took me much longer to bake this than what the original recipe stated but it was DELICIOUS and my family raved about it. One even asked for the recipe. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/17/2003
This was very delicious... I finally made it. It reminded me of an Italian wheat pie my grandmother made every Easter. Brought back nice memories... thank you! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/09/2004
This is a GREAT recipe one of the best rice pies I've ever had. I have been using this same one for the past 3 Easters and everyone always loves it. Thanks! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/05/2005
I made this for easter and it came out really well! Almost as good as the one my grandmother used to make. I forgot to drain the pineapple so mine came out really moist but i think i will make it that way the next time also! Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
01/28/2011
I will not most likely make this recipe again I did not care for it at all. I thought the pie was not sweet and took nearly 2 hour to cook. If I would try to make this again I would need to make several changes including adding more sugar, rice and pineapple. Read More
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