Italian Cheese Pie – gluten free

Italian Cheese Pie

I had bought some ricotta cheese, and ended up not using it for the original recipe so searched around online and found this.
It was very good and you could use just lemon or orange. The first time I made it I used one orange and all of the zest and juice – it was great.

2lbs organic ricotta cheese

1 organic orange, zested + 1 tbsp. orange juice
1 organic lemon, zested + 1 tbsp lemon juice
2tsp guar/xanthan gum mix or 6 tbsp. almond flour
1T good organic vanilla
4 organic pastured eggs

1 ½ cups sweetener of choice: rapadura, organic sugar, erythritol, stevia equivalent.

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Grease a 9 inch pie plate {glass is good}.
  3. Combine the cheese, orange and lemon zest and juice, guar/xanthan or almond flour, and vanilla in a bowl. {I use my food processor}.
  4. In another bowl, beat the eggs, then slowly add the sweetener and continue to beat eggs until foamy {I used my whisk}.
  5. Put the egg mixture into the cheese mixture, and mix well, and pour into prepared pie plate
  6. Bake in oven for 1 hour or until filling is firm.
  7. Cool and slice for serving (I like it cold)

Enjoy!

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