Ricotta Almond Pie Recipe
Posted on 16th of May, 2010 by LévanaAnyone looking for a nice departure from the traditional all-American Cheesecake? This is for you! light and ethereal, with a wonderful almond crust and scented with lemon peel. I just made it for a fundraiser demo and watched it disappear with great pleasure!
Almond crust ingredients:
1/2 cup almonds
1/4 cup brown sugar
2 cups flour (any flour, including Gluten-free)
1 tablespoon vanilla
1/3 cup cold unsalted butter, cut in pieces
2 tbsp very cold water, or a little more if needed.
3 cups ricotta
1 cup sugar
2 tablespoons brandy or rum
2 tbsp lemon zest
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Make the crust: finely grind the almonds with the sugar. Add the salt, flour, vanilla and butter and pulse just until the mixture resembles coarse meal. Add the water and mix just until the dough comes together. Working quickly, spread into an 11inch springform pie plate, coming up the sides.
Whisk all the filling ingredients together. Pour into the pie crust. Bake about 40 minutes, or until set.