Crostata di ricotta al limone

Last weekend I was asked to bring a dessert to a party and I opted for a ricotta cheese tart flavored with some lemon.

Crostata di ricotta al limone

I made it up on the fly starting from a pasta frolla (the Italian version of short pastry) and the ingredients I had on hand for the filling.

It must have turned out good, because it disappeared in 15 minutes flat.

Crostata di ricotta al limone

Ingredients

    Crust:
  • 1 yolk
  • 10 oz flour
  • 5 oz. butter
  • 3.5 oz. sugar
  • 1 pinch salt
  • Filling
  • 8 oz. ricotta
  • 1 egg white
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • peel of 1 lemon
  • 2 tbsp lemon marmalade

Directions

    Crust
  1. Prepare the crust by mixing all the ingredient until they come together. If the mixture is too dry, add a couple of spoon of cold water.
  2. Wrap in plastic and place in the fridge to cool down.
  3. Filling
  4. Beat the ricotta and sugar until fluffy and flavor with the lemon peel.
  5. Beat the egg white to stiff picks and incorporate it to the ricotta mixture.
  6. Assembly
  7. Roll out 2/3 of the dough, place it in a tart pan and top it with an even layer of lemon marmalade.
  8. Top with the ricotta mixture.
  9. Use the leftover dough to decorate the top.
  10. Bake at 375F for 45 minutes or until the filling is golden brown.

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5 Responses to Crostata di ricotta al limone

  1. I like this idea! I usually lace my ricotta with a bit of sambuca, but it may be time to branch out. I’m such a stick in the mud…

  2. Ramona says:

    Beautiful dessert. I am sure everyone at the party enjoyed it. :)

  3. I am sure it was delicious! I just posted a dessert with a ginger ricotta and was very excited about the outcome: I feel like experimenting with ricotta and all sorts of flavors now!

  4. I am sure it was delicious! I just posted a desert with a ginger ricotta and was very excited about the outcome: I feel like experimenting with ricotta and all sorts of flavors now!

  5. Mi piace moltissimo la ricotta e questa crostata deve essere molto deliziosa!

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