Wednesday, June 12 2024

If you are looking for a truly indulgent Italian dessert that is a symphony of flavors and textures, look no further than the Ricotta Tart with Custard and Chocolate Drops.

This mouthwatering tart combines the creamy richness of ricotta, the velvety luxury of custard and the delicious crunch of chocolate chips.

It is a heavenly creation that has graced the tables of Italian families for generations and is sure to captivate your taste buds as well.

So roll up your sleeves and get ready to embark on a culinary journey that will take you straight to the heart of Italy with our authentic and delicious recipe.







For the dough:

  • 1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup unsalted, cold, cubed butter
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • A pinch of salt


For the ricotta and custard filling:

  • 2 cups fresh ricotta cheese
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • zest of one lemon
  • 1 cup custard (homemade or store-bought)
  • 1/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips

For the topping:

  • Powdered sugar for dusting






For the dough:


In a food processor, combine the flour, sugar, cold cubed butter, lemon zest, vanilla extract, and a pinch of salt. Blend until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.


Add the egg and blend again until the mixture starts to come together. Be careful not to over-knead.


Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface and knead it gently to form a smooth ball. Wrap it in plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.


For the filling:


In a bowl, combine the fresh ricotta, sugar, eggs, vanilla extract and lemon zest. Mix until the filling is smooth and well combined.


In a separate bowl, prepare the custard, if not using store-bought.


Tart assembly:


Preheat the oven to 350 F.


Roll out the cooled dough on a floured surface to fit a 9-inch tart pan. Press the dough into the pan, taking care to trim any excess that hangs over the edges.


Spread a layer of custard on the bottom of the crust.


Pour the ricotta filling over the cream layer, spreading it evenly.


Sprinkle the ricotta filling with the semisweet chocolate chips.


Bake in the preheated oven for 40-45 minutes or until the filling has set and the crust is golden brown.


Allow the tart to cool to room temperature.


Final touch:


Before serving, dust the Ricotta Tart with Custard and Chocolate Drops with powdered sugar for an elegant touch.


Slice and savor this delicious Italian dessert that combines sweet, creamy ricotta with velvety custard and an explosion of chocolate in every bite.




Ricotta Tart with Custard and Chocolate Drops is the quintessential Italian dessert.

The combination of creamy ricotta, custard and delicious chocolate chips creates a harmonious symphony of flavors.

Serve it at your next gathering and your guests will sing its praises.

Let the sweet melody of traditional Italian cuisine fill your kitchen and your hearts with this delight. Enjoy!

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