The Apulian tradition is rich in desserts with inimitable taste. When Easter approaches in Puglia, it is traditional to prepare pizza di ricotta. Although it has nothing to do with traditional pizza, this is how Apulians call this dessert.
This shortcrust pie — essentially a ricotta-based cheesecake — is usually filled with ricotta, chocolate chips, and candied fruit. Of course, this dessert is delicious every day of the year and is excellent when served for afternoon tea or breakfast.
Pizza di ricotta is a typical recipe of Apulian grandmothers, and it cannot be missing from the Easter table. This easy-to-make pie is soft and fragrant like few other desserts.
Here is the traditional recipe to save for next Easter or prepare whenever you wish.
Pizza di Ricotta (Italian Ricotta Sweet Pie)
An easy delicious sweet pie made with ricotta cheese, chocolate and sugar from the Apulia region of Italy.