Tnt... Ricotta Pie
This is something one of my co-workers took to work and oh man it is so good !!!
3 cups a.p flour
1 cup shortening
2 eggs, beaten
1/2 cup milk
1 teaspoon vanilla
3 pounds ricotta cheese
1 1/2 cups sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt (she said it can be omitted)
10 eggs, beaten
1 chocolate candy bar, grated
Preheat oven to 325.
For the crust: Put flour in large bowl and cut the shortening in until it resembles course meal. Mix in the 2 beaten eggs, milk, and the vanilla stirring until combined and mixture forms a ball. Divide the dough into 3 equal parts.
Roll out 3 pieces of dough to form 2 12 inch circles and fit it into 2 9 inch pie pans. Roll the remaining dough into a 10 inch wide rectangle cutting it into 12 strips reserving for the tops of the pies.
For the filling: Mix together the ricotta, sugar, salt, the 10 beaten eggs, and the grated chocolate until thoroughly combined. Put 1/2 the mixture into each pie pan. Use the dough strips to form lattice tops on each pie.
Bake about 90 minutes or until toothpick inserted in the filling comes out clean. Cool before serving. Must keep this refridgerated !!
Enjoy. I sure did.