Easter Pie Recipe
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Easter Pie

1 2/3 cups plain flour
1/4 teaspoon salt -- or to taste
1/4 cup butter
2 tablespoons sugar
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 cup margarine
2 eggs -- lightly beaten

2 cups ricotta cheese,
1 tablespoon plain flour
1/4 teaspoon orange peel -- grated
4 eggs
1/3 cup semisweet chocolate chips
1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 cup sugar
1/4 teaspoon lemon peel -- grated
1 pinch salt
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1/3 cup diced candied peel -- (optional)
1 pinch ground nutmeg

CRUST: In a bowl, combine the flour, salt, and baking powder, cut in butter, and shortening until mixture resembles small crumbs. Add eggs, stir until moistened and mixture forms a ball. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour.

On a lightly floured surface, roll out dough to 10-circle. Place in a 9" pie plate; flute crust. Refrigerate.

FOR FILLING: Beat the ricotta, sugar and flour in a mixing bowl. Add peels and salt; beat eggs until thick and lemon-colored, about 5 minutes; slowly fold into ricotta mixture. Gently mix in remaining ingredients. Pour into the crust.

Bake at 350 F for 55 minutes or until a knife inserted near the center comes out clean.

Cool: Store in the refrigerator.


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