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chocolate ricotta pie

Chocolate chip ricotta pie

Chocolate ricotta pie is a delicious Italian baked pie made with ricotta cheese and chocolate chips as fillings, a crust base, and stripes on top. It is usually made at Easter in Italy, but it has become quite common to prepare it as a normal dessert. In fact, it does not come as a surprise to have it for Sunday lunches when families gather together to enjoy the day.
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Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine Italian
Servings 8 people
Calories 449 kcal


  • Bowl
  • Pizza cutter or strip cutter
  • Rolling Pin
  • Pie Pan



  • 350 grams flour
  • 150 grams sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 130 grams butter
  • 1 tsp baking soda


  • 350 grams ricotta cheese
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1-2 tsp sugar
  • chocolate chips
  • liquor (Strega, Amaretto, Grappa) optional
  • lemon peel and/or lemon-flavoured aroma optional


Pie crust

  • Mix in a bowl flour, sugar, softened butter, 2 whole eggs, and a teaspoon of baking soda. Work the dough until firm and soft.
  • Let it rest for five minutes and cut out one third of the dough.
  • Butter and flour a pie pan well. Place and spread the two thirds of the dough on the pan to create the base.


  • Let the ricotta dry and add it to a bowl.
  • Add the chocolate chips, one egg yolk, and sugar. Optionally, also add lemon peel and/or lemon aroma for pastries and a bit of liquor.
  • Mix well and place on the base.


  • Spread the remaining dough with a rolling pin and cut strips.
  • Place the strips on the filling both horizontally and vertically.


  • Preheat the oven at 180°C (360°F).
  • Cook for 25-30 minutes.


  • You can replace butter with margarine but it does not have to be too soft.
  • Liquor and lemon peel are optional ingredients that can be used to boost the flavor of the pie.
  • If you do not have a pizza or pie cutter, you can use a knife but this requires extra attention.
  • When cutting the stripes, they should be 3-4mm thick and their width should be 1-2cm. 
  • The most used liqueur in Italy for this pie is Strega, made from 70 herbs and spices, but you can use Amaretto and Grappa as well.


Calories: 449kcalCarbohydrates: 54gProtein: 11gFat: 21gSaturated Fat: 13gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 122mgSodium: 296mgPotassium: 115mgFiber: 1gSugar: 20gVitamin A: 693IUCalcium: 110mgIron: 2mg


Nutritional information shall not be used for medical reasons.

Keyword italian ricotta pie, ricotta pie with chocolate chips
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