I made up this recipe for my daughter who is gluten-free. She just loves it for breakfast. It's great with fruit for brunch or with whipped cream for a protein-packed dessert. Can be served warm or cold.

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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Grease a 9x13-inch baking dish.

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  • Beat eggs, sugar, vanilla extract, and cinnamon together in a large bowl until smooth; add ricotta cheese and mix well. Pour mixture into the prepared baking dish.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until set, about 1 hour. Cool for 10 minutes before serving.

Nutrition Facts

201.2 calories; 11.2 g protein; 21 g carbohydrates; 100.9 mg cholesterol; 123.7 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (6)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
01/01/2015
I didn’t need a full 9x13 pan so I made half the recipe, baking it in a 9 inch pie pan. I used three eggs and baked it for 60 minutes. This is an incredibly easy recipe if you are looking for a recipe that is quick to put together. It’s simple and light, and wonderful served with a fruit topping. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
03/06/2016
I left out the cinnamon & added the zest from one orange, together with 1/4 C. mini-chocolate morsels. I used 1/3 C. Truvia instead of a cup of sugar. The problem I had was all the liquid in the bottom of the dish after the pie was cooked (and I used lowfat ricotta cheese). Next time I will let the ricotta drain over cheesecloth over night to see if this makes a difference. Read More
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6 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 1
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
01/01/2015
I didn’t need a full 9x13 pan so I made half the recipe, baking it in a 9 inch pie pan. I used three eggs and baked it for 60 minutes. This is an incredibly easy recipe if you are looking for a recipe that is quick to put together. It’s simple and light, and wonderful served with a fruit topping. Read More
(9)
Rating: 4 stars
03/20/2015
I also cut this recipe in half as there is just the two of us now. Very quick and easy. I reduced some raspberries and added to a simple syrup and top this 'pie' with it. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
03/06/2016
I left out the cinnamon & added the zest from one orange, together with 1/4 C. mini-chocolate morsels. I used 1/3 C. Truvia instead of a cup of sugar. The problem I had was all the liquid in the bottom of the dish after the pie was cooked (and I used lowfat ricotta cheese). Next time I will let the ricotta drain over cheesecloth over night to see if this makes a difference. Read More
(4)
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Rating: 4 stars
03/01/2015
Even though it wasn't what I intended or expected it was delicious. Super easy to put together. It was not the consistency of Italian Ricotta Pie more like a Flan. VERY moist almost wet. I added zest of an orange. I think for next time I'll halve the cinnamon and try to find a way to make it less moist. Nice high protein sweet treat!! Read More
(1)
Rating: 4 stars
11/16/2018
I was looking for something to use up some ricotta cheese and this looked good. I scaled it down to 5 servings which used 2 eggs. My 15oz container of cheese was about 3/4 full. I would cut back on the sugar just a bit the next time; if I want sweet I'd rather have it from a fruit topping. I used a 1.5 qt rectangular casserole dish. Also several reviewers mentioned the texture was smooth like a flan (from using a mixer?). I wanted a grainy texture so I mixed it by hand for about a minute and it came out the way I wanted it. I took it out of the oven after about 50 min as the sides were starting to brown. Having it warm is not the best but I was anxious to try it. I did omit the cinnamon and did not miss the crust at all. I'm sure it will be better after being refrigerated. Thanks for this very good recipe! Read More
Rating: 3 stars
02/07/2015
This was okay. The consistency wasn't very smooth and a bit grainy. Tastes similar to a flan but you can taste the ricotta. Read More
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