Preparation time: 30 minutes
Cooking time: 1 hour
Total time: 1 hour and 30 minutes
- 2 cups cooked wheat
- 2 cups milk
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 lemon, only the zest
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 6 eggs
- 1/2 cup softened butter
- 1/2 cup flour 00
- 1/2 cup mixed candied fruit (citron and orange)
- 1/2 cup ricotta
- 1/4 cup powdered sugar
- 1 tablespoon orange blossom water
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- Preheat the oven to 180°C.
- Cook the wheat in a large pot of boiling water for about 1 hour or until tender.
- Drain and let cool.
- In a saucepan, heat the milk with the sugar, lemon zest and vanilla extract.
- Boil for a few minutes, stirring occasionally, until the sugar has dissolved.
- Remove from heat and let cool.
- In a large bowl, beat the eggs with the softened butter until the mixture becomes creamy.
- Add the flour and mix well.
- Add the cooked wheat, mixed candied fruit, ricotta, powdered sugar, orange blossom water and salt.
- Gradually add the milk mixture, stirring constantly, until the dough is smooth and well blended.
- Pour the mixture into a buttered and floured 23 cm diameter springform pan and bake for about 1 hour or until the pie is golden and cooked.
Let the pie cool completely before removing it from the pan and serving it. Nutritional values: Calories: 480 | Total fat: 18g | Saturated fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 200mg | Sodium: 250mg | Total carbohydrates: 72g | Dietary fiber: 4g | Sugars: 38g | Protein: 14g