Geppetto's Ricotta Cheese Pie

Recipe by CJinUSA
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READY IN: 1hr 10mins
SERVES: 8
YIELD: 1 pie
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • Crust
  • 14
    cup sugar
  • 6
    tablespoons butter, melted
  • Filling
  • 1 12
  • 34
    cup sugar
  • 1
    cup semi-sweet chocolate chips, well chilled
  • 1
    cup ground almonds, toasted
  • 34
    cup whipping cream
  • 1
    teaspoon almond extract
  • Garnishes
  • 14
    cup slivered almonds, toasted
  • chocolate shavings
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DIRECTIONS

  • For CRUST: Preheat oven to 300º. Combine all ingredients in 9-inch pie plate and press firmly and evenly against bottom and sides. Bake 10 minutes. Cool completely.
  • For FILLING: Grind well-chilled chocolate chips in food processor or blender. Beat cheese and sugar thoroughly in large mixing bowl. Stir in ground nuts and chocolate.
  • Partially whip cream. Add almond extract and continue beating until cream holds stiff peaks. Fold into cheese mixture. Gently spoon into pie shell. Refrigerate several hours or overnight.
  • Just before serving sprinkle with toasted slivered almonds and shaved chocolate.
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