Maria's Easter (Wheat) Pie/"Pastiera di Grano"
1620 mins (prep 1560, cooking 60)
11 ingredients
2 servings
This has been our family's traditional Easter dessert since long before I came into being. My grandmother (Maria) made it every year until she turned 78 and then declared "it was too much work." So that was the year (1970), I took over this traditional "labor of love." I still make it every Easter, exactly the same way she did. Here is her recipe. The Prep Time includes all the cooking, the 24 hour soaking time for the "dry" wheat, and chilling of the dough. The Cook Time is the actual baking time for the pies. Requires Two 9 x 2 inch round cake pans (I prefer Pyrex, because you can see how brown the bottom of the crust is).

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Serving Size (921.56 g)
Servings 2
Amount per Serving
Calories 3644.02 Calories from Fat 672.75
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 74.75g 229.99%
Saturated Fat 46.13g 461.32%
Trans Fat 2.91g %
Cholesterol 190.77mg 127.18%
Sodium 581.45mg 48.45%
Total Carbohydrate 720.9g 480.6%
Dietary Fiber 12.34 g 98.74%
Sugars 429.35 g %
Protein 31.73g 126.93%
Vitamin A 2230.91IU% Vitamin C 26.09mg%
Calcium 83.98mg% Iron 16.79mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
large egg yolks, grated, candied citron peel, minced, drained, cooked, large eggs, grated, whole milk ricotta cheese, large egg yolks