Sweet Ricotta Pastries

120 mins (prep 60)
15 ingredients
makes 12 servings
In many Italian-American bakeries, these cross-topped pies are tucked among cannoli, biscotti, and pignoli cookies. In this homemade version, pasta frolla (a tender, short crust) is filled with a creamy orange-scented ricotta custard. Served with hot espresso, these little pastries are a wonderful way to end a big family meal.

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Serving Size (55.93 g)
Servings 12
Amount per Serving
Calories 159.02 Calories from Fat 15.57
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 1.73g 31.85%
Saturated Fat 0.97g 58.06%
Trans Fat 0.0 %
Cholesterol 5.86mg 23.44%
Sodium 116.3mg 58.15%
Total Carbohydrate 31.07g 124.29%
Dietary Fiber 0.64 g 30.91%
Sugars 11.19 g %
Protein 4.58g 109.85%
Vitamin A 73.04IU% Vitamin C 0.0mg%
Calcium 55.12mg% Iron 1.18mg%
*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 yolk, pure vanilla extract, fresh, orange-flower water, chopped candied citron, cold unsalted butter, grated orange zest, large egg yolks, cold water, large egg, a, garnish, confectioners sugar