• 1 unbaked 9" pie crust
  • 1 (15 oz.) carton ricotta cheese
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 3/4 c. milk
  • 1/2 c. sugar
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 tsp. grated orange peel
  • 1/4 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 c. semi-sweet chocolate pieces, finely chopped
  • 3 egg whites


Line unpricked piecrust with double thickness of heavy-duty foil. Bake in a 450 degree oven 10-12 minutes. Remove from oven; reduce oven temperature to 350 degrees. Combine cheese, yolks, milk, sugar, vanilla, peel and cinnamon; beat until creamy. Stir in chocolate. Wash beaters. Beat whites until stiff peaks form; fold into cheese mixture. Turn into baked shell. Bake in a 350 degree oven 40-45 minutes or until knife inserted near center comes out clean. Cool; chill. Top servings with whipped cream, chocolate curls and shredded orange peel, if desired. Serves 8.

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Submitted 6/13/05.
Source: Cookbook USA
Submitted By: Ruth Burbage
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