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Heavenly Ricotta-Pineapple Pie 🍍

This creamy ricotta pie is like Italian cheesecake! With sweet pineapple topping, it is one of my favorite family recipes!


  • 1 tablespoon softened unsalted butter
  • 1/4 cup graham cracker crumbs
  • 1/2 cup sugar + 1/4 cup for topping
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch + 1 tablespoon for topping
  • 15 oz good quality ricotta
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 2 tsp lemon zest
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 20 oz crushed pineapple in syrup
  • 2 tsp lemon juice


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. 

  2. Grease a pie pan with softened butter and and add graham cracker crumbs to coat.

  3. In a large bowl, combine sugar and cornstarch. 

  4. Add ricotta, eggs, cream, lemon zest and vanilla and beat until smooth.

  5. Pour mixture into the pie pan. 

  6. Bake pie for 50 minutes or until pie is set around edges and center is soft. Let cool. 

  7. Drain pineapple, reserving 1/2 cup of liquid.

  8. In a sauce pan, stir together sugar, cornstarch, pineapple liquid and lemon juice. Stir until thickened. 

  9. Add pineapple, remove from heat and let cool.

  10. Spread pineapple mixture over pie, cover and chill atleast 1 hour before serving. 



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