Cheese Blintzes. Sometimes photos are hard to gauge size from, since we never know the actual size of the plates! sorry for the mix up- Its 2 sticks of butter = 8 ounces in total. These look adorable and oh, so delicious. Vintage Recipe Swap is looking more and more fun! Or “daylight’s burning, there’s work to be done and sweet pies for breakfast” the perfect title for a Ray LaMontagne song. My Sweet Ricotta Hand Pies are perfect for morning, noon or night. For more details, check out his About page. I mean come on how could you go wrong with ricotta and pie in the title?! She had given me her favorite wake up call “daylight’s burning sonny boy, get yourself up, there’s work to be done and breakfast is on the table”. Is there a place in this space to get feedback from people who have actually tried to make them? Unlike you however I could never do my thinking/cooking/writing/photography on the day of the swap! Hi Dennis – what a lovely recipe and an even lovelier memory….Thank you for sharing with us (and making a sweet recipe was brilliant!). I love a great hand pie, and with ricotta no less? Italian Cannoli Ricotta Cheese Filling Well done! thanks for letting me know, I actually made a double batch and forgot to change that in the instructions. I’m making ricotta in the morning so I’m in business! Sweet Ricotta Hand Pies – A Taste of Old World Italy on Your Table, unsalted butter very cold cut into pieces, *I put my mixture into the freezer for about an hour to get it to firm up, « Chocolate Citrus Frangipane Tart with Kumquats by Fragrant Vanill, Linguine with Clams Recipe – Authentic Italian Seafood ». Great swap. Trying to decide what to make is no easy task. Perfect for breakfast or dessert, my Sweet Ricotta Hand Pies will add a taste of the old world to your table. So glad to see that you recreated a sweet childhood memory for Mama Jeanette. I’d love one of these little sweet pies for breakfast. What better way to swap a pizza recipe than to make it sweet and harken back to a childhood memory! Required fields are marked *. Sprinkle with powdered sugar and serve. Pasta Nests with Pan Seared Shrimp – Entertaining with Pizzazz, Oven Roasted Rack of Pork – Restaurant Style Dinner, Thai Inspired Chicken Tenders with a Pineapple-Mango Chili Sauce, Margaritaville Hollywood Beach Resort, Your Tropical Paradise – A Locals Guide to Florida. Your hand pies looks delicious with the marscapone and ricotta together as fillings….mmmm can imagine how great these hand pies are with the expresso ! (Since you said that you were looking forward to eating a few for breakfast!) Something wonderful happens to ricotta when you add a little bit of sweetness to it. Mascarpone and ricotta sound perfect together! these look so good! Hi Chef, I always enjoy the stories that accompany your swap recipes – these little pies look yum! Home » Recipes » Breakfast » Pastries » Sweet Ricotta Hand Pies – A Taste of Old World Italy on Your Table, March 4, 2012 by Chef Dennis Littley 43 Comments. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. I look forward to keeping this recipe in mind for when I am off the FODMAP diet. It’s like a beautiful warm fuzzy dream & I can’t wait to have the chance to make this and celebrate the memory of the most amazing woman I’d ever known. Place dough on floured surface and roll into two logs. I love when a recipe, song or photo has a much greater meaning because of a memory. Pinning this for later….. What a great take-off of the original recipe! I like you associate food with memories. Chef Dennis is a semi-retired Chef, writer/blogger, photographer, recipe developer and creator of A Culinary Journey with Chef Dennis aka Ask Chef Dennis®. I hope I did them justice with my version of her sweet ricotta pie, and perhaps if you try them, you can make some of your own sweet memories to go along with them. anyone who would like to comment on the recipe is always welcome to, some recipes have more than others. It can take the shape of a Rice Ricotta Easter Pie, Ricotta Cheesecake, Ricotta Cookies, Ricotta Cheese Strudel, Cannoli Dip… or one of my favorites, Ricotta Pie!. We shall see yet how my gelatinous creation comes out next week! In the bowl of your food processor, add 4 cups of flour, baking powder, sugar and salt and pulse a few times to mix. Your recipes are truly amazing (I’ve made some) & you rock! I love when recipe swappers take the recipe in a completely different direction – and this certainly is a sweet treat (pun intended). As usual, a great take on the swap! Learn how your comment data is processed. Chef, these little hand pies sound amazing and I love the story that went along with them. Great take on the recipe swap, these look amazing! I had all but forgotten this sweet ricotta pastry that Mama Jeanette had made for me, and today the memories came flooding back like a tidal wave….. I just love these vintage recipe swaps! Set aside at room temperature for up to 2 hours. In a bowl, whisk together the ricotta, powdered sugar and cinnamon until smooth. Did you make this? Tights or no tights. You are not just a good chef but a great writer too and I feel like I am walking down memory lane with you on this…..sweet Mama Jeanette ! it’s hard being a baker with a small family thanks for sharing! I want to eat that sweet filling by the bucketful! What a fantastic memory, it brings such a nice personal element to your swap recipe!. So when I hit a creative brick wall I do what many people do I take a nap. ;D. Could these taste a bit like cannolis? Ricotta hand pies, how lovely! I can’t wait to have a go at these. I would like to introduce to you yet another spectacular sweetened ricotta treat called fiadoni di ricotta. such great nostalgia, fun to read. Not overly sweet. Place a tablespoon of filling in the center of the dough and close to make a half moon. Plus, these sound SO good. Something both rustic and extra special about them. Place the Homemade Ricotta in a medium bowl and stir in the sugar, honey, and vanilla. Buzzed! I echo your sentiments about the benefit of the swap on ‘my process’; it really does prompt out of the box thinking. i think your profile picture should be you in tights. I never learned how she made them but I do remember them all to well, they weren’t quite as good as Mama Jeanette’s but they did rekindle even more memories with each taste of that sweet ricotta pie, and for a few moments I was back in that old kitchen as a young boy so many years ago. These look delicious and I can imagine the flavors. Great story and amazing looking recipe. I’ve never heard the song you mention but will search it on iTunes now. I am loving this recipe, I just have to try it! The second phase of his reinvention from chef to blogger has earned him a place at the Worlds Dinner Table. They go great with a cup of espresso or for dessert. Those look so good, and such a sweet story. That morning breakfast had been these sweet ricotta hand pies. Hand pies are so fun and this filling has me weak in the knees. Add the very cold butter slices to the food processor and pulse until all the butter has been incorporated. I feel the same away about food, there are certain dishes that I will always associate with times in my life. They look delicious; something straight from the bakery around the corner. 3/4 to 1 cup of powdered sugar, depending on desired sweetness