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Sunday, April 9, 2017

Easter Rice Pie

Easter Rice Pie

Easter Rice Pie

This traditional Italian Easter rice pie is one that my mother made every year. I finally found the recipe and just had to make it this year.

There are several different versions of this recipe. I think the most popular is made with ricotta cheese and I will be making that one also.

This rice pie recipe is made with pineapple and raisins and is a delicious dessert any time of the year. So you don't have to wait for Easter every year to make this.

 Here is what I used for this Italian Rice Pie Recipe:

2 cups cooked and cooled white rice (1/2 cup uncooked = 2 cups cooked)
1/2 cup butter or margarine
1-1/4 cup sugar
1/2 tsp. lemon extract
7 large eggs
1-20oz. can crushed pineapple
1/2 cup raisins
1 tsp grated orange rind

This is how I made my Easter Rice Pie:

recipe Italian rice pie
I started by boiling my rice for about 15 minutes. Then removed it from the heat added the butter and covered the pot.

While the rice was cooling down I added the eggs, sugar, lemon extract, and orange rind in my KitchenAid mixer and beat these together using the whisk attachment.

Then I added the cooled rice, crushed pineapple (juice and all), and raisins into my mixture.

I stirred everything together with a spoon to make sure all of my ingredients were well mixed. I greased a 9-inch x 13-inch glass baking dish with butter and poured my mixture in.

The oven was already preheated to 350 degrees, I baked my Italian rice pie on the center rack for one hour.

Italian Easter Rice Pie

This is my rice pie right out of the oven. I let this cool completely and then put it in the refrigerator for about an hour before cutting it.

You can also cook this in 9-inch pie plates. I'd say that you may need two or three of them. Your cook time may be a little less if you use pie plates.

As always thanks for stopping by and I hope you enjoy!

These are the kitchen tools I used to make this delicious dessert


  1. This recipe sounds absolutely delicious and seems vaguely familiar. In fact, I think I might have prepared something similar once from a church cookbook, another great place (besides your blog, Sam) to find favorite family recipes. Thanks for sharing!

    1. We several of those church cookbooks. I agree they are a great source for old family recipes. Thanks Susan :)

  2. What a great recipe, Sam. It is on my to try list!

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    1. I'm sure you'll like it. Thanks for stopping by :)

  4. This recipe sounds delicious! I have never made anything like it, so it will be a fun recipe to try this Easter.

    1. This one is quite a little sweet treat Cynthia. We only make this for Easter. I really don't know why because it is so good. I hope you like it. Thanks!

  5. I've never had an Easter Rice Pie, but this sounds absolutely delicious! I am going to have to give it a try!

    1. I'm sure you'll like this one Carlee. It really is so good. Thanks!


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