Pizza di Ricotta alla Grottese

Ricotta Cheesecake from Grottaminarda

Preparation info

  • Makes

    10 to 12

    servings
    • Difficulty

      Medium

Appears in

Great Italian Desserts

By Nick Malgieri

Published 1990

  • About

This is the traditional sweet ricotta pastry from Grottaminarda, the village of my mother’s family, near Avellino and Benevento in southern Italy. Though it is normally an Easter dessert, pizza di ricotta is made on special occasions throughout the year. Feel free to vary the flavoring of the filling. Some prefer to leave out the anisette; other add toasted, slivered almonds or chopped chocolate.