Total Time
1hr
Prep 20 mins
Cook 40 mins

Recipe posted for ZWT II - England taken from "The Avon International Cookbook"

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. For crust, in a mixing bowl stir together flour and the 3 tablespoons sugar; cut in the 1/4 cup butter till crumbly.
  2. Beat egg yolk with water.
  3. Drizzle over flour mixture.
  4. Toss with fork to mix.
  5. On lightly floured surface, roll pastry to a 12 inch circle; fit into a 9 inch pie plate.
  6. Trim and flute edges.
  7. Bake in a 400 degree oven for 10 minutes or till light brown. (hint - place another plate inside crust and bake for 10 minutes, this will avoid shrinkage).
  8. Meanwhile, for filling, combine ricotta cheese or cottage cheese, the 3/4 cup sugar, melted butter, beaten eggs, and pumpkin pie spice.
  9. Mix well.
  10. Stir in currants or raisins.
  11. Pour into prepared crust.
  12. Cover edge of pie with foil; bake in 375 degree oven for 20 minutes. Remove foil.
  13. Continue baking for 15 to 20 minutes more or till filling is set.
  14. Cool.

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