Friday, July 17, 2009

Nonna's Ricotta Pie

Every Easter my Sicilian Nonna would make a Ricotta Pie. This is pretty darn close to what it tasted like but so much better for you. My weight loss surgery friendly version eliminates the sugar and crust. Lots of sugar and white flour in Grandma's version.

If you are jonesing for cheesecake this is a MUST make...


Shelly's Crustless Ricotta Pie

8 oz. container Ricotta Cheese
1 Egg, beaten
1/4 cup Pistachios, chopped, unsalted
2 Tablespoons Sugar Free Torani Syrup (I used SF Vanilla)
3 Tablespoons Sugar Free Orange Marmalade (I used Smucker's Simply Fruit)
zest of 1/2 a Lemon

Preheat oven to 350. Combine all ingredients and mix well. Pour mixture into 4/4-oz ramekins. Here's what I use.

Bake for 45 minutes till slightly golden and set.

Chill. Serve cold with a squirt of Sugar Free Land o Lakes Whipped Cream and a dusting of Unsweetened Cocoa.

This would be a tasty meal on the soft phase just eliminate the nuts. Oodles of protein.

Other Eggface Ricotta Dishes:
Shelly's Ricotta Cheese Lemon Pancakes
Shelly's Mushroom & Onion Baked Ricotta Cups
Shelly's Zucchini Roll-ups (aka Pasta-less Manicotti)
Shelly's Almost No Bake Cheesecake Bites
Shelly's Strawberry Cannoli
Shelly's Roasted Pears with Sweetened Ricotta and Caramel
Shelly's White Clam Tortilla Pizza
Shelly's Sweet & Savory Tartlets

6 comments:

Lesley said...

These have been in my regular rotation since Easter, too. Love them! I also make savory Easter pies -- basically the same, except instead of splenda I'll add things like turkey sausage and cheese. Yummy!

Lisa Oliva said...

OMG - I'm half Sicilian too and this recipe looks too good not to try - TODAY!!! Thanks for this.

Anonymous said...

do you need to put them in a water bath or just on a cookie sheet? These look great!
Thanks..Deb T

Anonymous said...

As always Shelli this looks great! Why arn't you on OH anymore darlin? Patty B

Michelle "Shelly" said...

Hope you guys enjoy them!

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No water bath is needed on a cookie sheet or directly on the oven rack.

Michelle "Shelly" said...

Hey Patty, I read every once and awhile... just not as much time in the summer months. Enjoying the outdoors more.

Hope you are well! You can always find me here :)

~Michelle