Prep 15 mins
Cook 1 hr 15 mins
An interesting pie......
- 2 cups flour
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup butter, chilled
- 1 lb ricotta cheese or 1 lb curd cheese
- 4 eggs
- 2 teaspoons cinnamon
- 1⁄2-2⁄3 cup clear honey
- Sift the flour and salt together.
- Cut the chilled butter into tiny pieced and drop them into the flour.
- Work the butter into the flour very lightly with fingertips or a pastry blender.
- Gradually add just enough water to make the dough hold together in a soft ball (about 3 tbsp).
- Wrap the dough in plastic cling wrap and chill for 30 minutes.
- Heat oven to 350°F.
- Press the chilled dough into the bottom and sides of a 10-inch pie dish with your hands and bake for 10 minutes, COOL completely.
- Mix together the cheese, eggs,1-tsp of the cinnamon and the honey and blend well.
- Turn the oven up to 375°F.
- Pour the cheese mixture gently int the pastry shell and place in oven for 35 minutes or until the pie is firm and the top is golden.
- Dust the pie with the rest of the cinnamon and let it cool at least 1 hour.
I've been trying to find ways to do the whole 'milk and honey' thing for a ceremony. This rocks! The honey has a wonderful tanginess that offsets the cheese wonderfully. I didn't have Ricotta on hand, and wasn't positive by what you meant by 'curd cheese' so I used some cheddar curds I had on hand. It was probably a bit different than the original recipe - but YUMMY!