Pastiera (Italian Easter Pie)

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Total Time
1hr 15mins
15 mins
1 hr

Easter pie (pastiera) is found all over Italy, but its origins are Neapolitan.

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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Crack the eggs into a large bowl and beat until well blended. Beat in the sugar, then stir in the ricotta, lemon juice and rind until thoroughly incorporated.
  3. Add the cream and stir until smooth and creamy. Fold in the rice, then stir in the cinnamon. Pour the filling into the pie crust.
  4. Place in the oven and bake until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean and the top is nicely browned (45-60 minutes). Let cool completely on a wire rack before serving.