Neapolitan Pastiera Pie

L'ANTRO DELL'ALCHIMISTA
21Ingredients
85Minutes
2080Calories

Description

Easter wheat pie is a traditional holiday treat made with cooked wheat, eggs and ricotta cheese. Featuring a lattice top, it's redolent of orange thanks to the addition of orange flower water. The modern pastiera was likely invented in a Neapolitan…

convent, where an unknown nun wanted that cake — a symbol of the Resurrection — to be reminiscent of flowers of the orange trees growing in the convent’s gardens.

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Ingredients

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  • 500 grams flour
  • 3 eggs
  • 200 grams sugar
  • 200 grams lard (or butter)
  • 1 lemon
  • 300 grams wheat (cooked)
  • 400 milliliters milk
  • 1 tablespoon lard (or butter)
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 3 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 400 grams sheep
  • ricotta cheese
  • 300 grams sugar
  • 5 egg yolks
  • 3 egg whites (. beaten to stiff peaks)
  • 50 grams orange flower water (or orange zest)
  • 2 lemons
  • 150 grams citron
  • pumpkin
  • candied fruits
  • 150 grams powdered sugar
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    Directions

    1. Prepare the pie crust by kneading together the flour, eggs, sugar, lard, and the lemon peel.
    2. Refrigerate the dough until it is to be used.
    3. Cook the wheat in a medium saucepan with the milk, lard, and the sugar over low heat until it is creamy in consistency.
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    2080Calories
    Sodium8% DV190mg
    Fat105% DV68g
    Protein78% DV40g
    Carbs112% DV335g
    Fiber32% DV8g
    Calories2080Calories from Fat610
    % DAILY VALUE
    Total Fat68g105%
    Saturated Fat25g125%
    Trans Fat
    Cholesterol480mg160%
    Sodium190mg8%
    Potassium1130mg32%
    Protein40g78%
    Calories from Fat610
    % DAILY VALUE
    Total Carbohydrate335g112%
    Dietary Fiber8g32%
    Sugars173g346%
    Vitamin A100%
    Vitamin C120%
    Calcium35%
    Iron70%

    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.