The flavor of this creamy pie improves if served a day after baking. This pie is also wonderful with a graham cracker crust.

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Ingredients

16
Original recipe yields 16 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Place ricotta cheese in strainer. Drain for about 1 hour, or until most of liquid has been discarded.

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  • Combine ricotta, sugar, flour, lemon juice, salt, egg yolks, evaporated milk, and milk in a large bowl; mix well.

  • In a separate bowl, beat egg whites until firm. Fold into batter until smooth. Divide filling into pie crusts.

  • Bake pies for 15 minutes at 425 degrees F (220 degrees C). Reduce oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C), and bake for an additional 25 minutes or until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool on wire racks. Refrigerate.

Nutrition Facts

273 calories; 13.5 g total fat; 55 mg cholesterol; 209 mg sodium. 29.2 g carbohydrates; 9.1 g protein; Full Nutrition

Reviews (4)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
04/20/2003
This is a great Easter reciped. Top with fresh pureed strawberries. Don't prebake the shells or you'll end up driving 20 miles into town to pick up fresh ones! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
07/16/2004
This is an interesting pie - certainly doesn't resemble cheese cake but it's good in it's own right. I did have a little trouble getting the inside of the pie to cook all the way. It definitely didn't look very pretty - I would recommend topping it with something. I topped it with fresh strawberries and blueberries. If you're looking for a lighter dessert this one is a good choice. Read More
(13)
5 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 2
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
04/20/2003
This is a great Easter reciped. Top with fresh pureed strawberries. Don't prebake the shells or you'll end up driving 20 miles into town to pick up fresh ones! Read More
(17)
Rating: 4 stars
04/20/2003
This is a great Easter reciped. Top with fresh pureed strawberries. Don't prebake the shells or you'll end up driving 20 miles into town to pick up fresh ones! Read More
(17)
Rating: 3 stars
07/16/2004
This is an interesting pie - certainly doesn't resemble cheese cake but it's good in it's own right. I did have a little trouble getting the inside of the pie to cook all the way. It definitely didn't look very pretty - I would recommend topping it with something. I topped it with fresh strawberries and blueberries. If you're looking for a lighter dessert this one is a good choice. Read More
(13)
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Rating: 5 stars
04/24/2011
Loved it. This is a custard-style pie not the drier ricotta pies I have had from bakeries. I modified the recipe and am happy with my results. The biggest improvement: I used a small whisk to push the custard through a sieve prior to baking. It took away most lumpiness and made a silkier pie. You can still feel the ricotta texture but its blended into the custard. I also added 1 tsp. vanilla was liberal with the lemon and sugar and only lightly beat the whites. I used 1 cup light cream and 1 cup milk (its what i had on hand) and all proportions were great. I know I made a lot of changes - even if you follow it exactly definitely spend the extra 10 minutes to push through a sieve. I topped it with fresh berries and it was a hit for Easter. Another big tip is to cool it thoroughly (several hours or overnight) at room temperature before refrigerating to avoid the 'sweating' effect. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/08/2017
Great. I did it without crust and used Splenda and no sweetened condensed milk for a healthier option and it was Delish! Read More