Easter Rice Pie
1 cup shortening
1/4 cup sugar
1 teaspoon salt
3 1/2 to 4 cups flour
1/4 lb. River Brand White Rice
1 pint milk
1 1/2 cup sugar
1/2 of a large container of Ricotta Cheese
1 1/2 tsp. vanilla
In a bowl of a food processor add 3 1/2 cups of flour, salt, sugar, shortening and egg.
Blend until dough pulls away from sides of the bowl.
Add a the remaining 1/2 cup of flour if dough seems to moist.
Turn dough out onto a board with a little flour added.
Knead and shape into a bowl.
Divide the dough in half.
Roll out one piece of the dough between 2 pieces of wax paper.
Repeat with second have and line the bottom of 2 pie plates with dough.
Beat eggs and add ricotta cheese and beat well. Set aside
Cook rice part way and drain.
Add milk and 1 cup of sugar.to rice and finish cooking slowly.
Take off stove. Cool
Then add ricotta and remaing sugar.
Mix well and pour into unbaked pie crusts.
Bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes. in middle of oven rack.
Lower oven temp. to 325 degrees and cook for 45 minutes longer.
The top should be golden brown, but not over cooked.
Pairs Well With
This makes a nice addition to Easter Brunch.