How to Make 10" Ricotta Pie With Almond Cookie Crust

A creamy, light ricotta cheesecake with a mild almond flavor. For this 10 inch pie, the ingredients were increased by 1/2.

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How to Make 10" Ricotta Pie With Almond Cookie Crust Recipe
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Start with 2 cups of almond cookie crumbs.

Start with 2 cups of almond cookie crumbs.

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Add 2 Tbs sugar and  3/4C melted-cooled butter to the crumbs.

Add 2 Tbs sugar and 3/4C melted-cooled butter to the crumbs.

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Stir until incorporated.

Stir until incorporated.

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Spray 10 inch pie plate with Pam, pour the crumbs in and press to gently on the bottom and up the sides of the plate .

Spray 10 inch pie plate with Pam, pour the crumbs in and press to gently on the bottom and up the sides of the plate .

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Make sure the crumbs are evenly distributed, and bake for 10 minutes in a 350 degree oven.

Make sure the crumbs are evenly distributed, and bake for 10 minutes in a 350 degree oven.

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Place 3 lbs. of whole milk ricotta (drained)  with 1 1/2 C of sugar into a mixing bowl.  Beat on medium speed until mixture is smooth .

Place 3 lbs. of whole milk ricotta (drained) with 1 1/2 C of sugar into a mixing bowl. Beat on medium speed until mixture is smooth .

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Add 7 large eggs and 2 egg yolks, 1 at a time, beating thoroughly ( plus some ) after each one. This ensures a smooth , creamy , light texture.

Add 7 large eggs and 2 egg yolks, 1 at a time, beating thoroughly ( plus some ) after each one. This ensures a smooth , creamy , light texture.

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Add  3 tsps vanilla (1/8tsp almond extract opt), mix well, then pour mixture into cooled crust.  Bake at 325 for 1 1/2  to 2 hrs, testing center every 10 minutes during the last half hour of baking .

Add 3 tsps vanilla (1/8tsp almond extract opt), mix well, then pour mixture into cooled crust. Bake at 325 for 1 1/2 to 2 hrs, testing center every 10 minutes during the last half hour of baking .

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Test pie:  the pie will still jiggle slightly in the middle , but will be done if a tester comes out wet but clean.  Tip: a raw piece of spaghetti is the perfect tester!

Test pie: the pie will still jiggle slightly in the middle , but will be done if a tester comes out wet but clean. Tip: a raw piece of spaghetti is the perfect tester!

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