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Olive Garden Chocolate Ricotta Pie

Crust Ingredients:

  • 1 1/4 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 2 1/2 oz melted butter
  • 2 Tbsp granulated sugar

Filling Ingredients:

  • 1 lbs ricotta
  • 3/4 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1 tsp almond extract
  • 1 cup toasted almonds
  • 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 1/4 cups heavy cream

Preparation:

Crust: Mix all ingredients together well; shape inside 9-inch pie plate. Reserve and cool.

Filling: Combine ricotta, sugar, and extract in a bowl and set aside.

Combine the nuts and chocolate. Grind 1/3 at a time in an electric blender - do not grind too fine. Fold ingredients together and chill.

Whip heavy cream until stiff and fold into the ricotta and chocolate mix half at a time. Spoon into the chilled crust and let sit overnight before serving.

Makes 8

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