Neapolitan Easter Pie

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Preparation info

  • Makes one 9 inch 23 cm ) pie,

    8 to 10

    servings
    • Difficulty

      Medium

Appears in

The Modern Baker

The Modern Baker

By Nick Malgieri

Published 2008

  • About

The official Italian name of this pie is Pastiera Napoletana, though many Italian Americans also refer to it as Pizza di Grano, or grain pie. It’s a sweet crust filled with ricotta, pastry cream, and cooked wheat berries, and scented with orange flower water. If you live near an Italian grocery store, they will always have wheat berries around Easter—you just need to ask for wheat or grain. Or you can buy it in a health food store. Take care when you purchase the wheat: The wheat ber