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Neapolitan Easter tart

Neapolitan Easter tart

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Neapolitan Easter tart

Sweet pastry, ricotta & orange

Sweet pastry, ricotta & orange

Serves 12

Cooks In1 hour 25 minutes plus chilling

DifficultyNot too tricky

Nutrition per serving
  • Calories 491 25%

  • Fat 19.6g 28%

  • Saturates 9.4g 47%

  • Sugars 34.6g 38%

  • Salt 0.2g 3%

  • Protein 14.4g 29%

  • Carbs 68g 26%

  • Fibre 15.4g -

Of an adult's reference intake


  • 1 x 400 g jar of cooked wheat
  • 120 ml milk
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 lemon
  • 250 g ricotta cheese
  • 5 large free-range egg yolks
  • 200 g icing sugar , plus extra to serve
  • 120 g mixed candied peel
  • 1½ tablespoons orange blossom water
  • 1 orange
  • 2 large free-range egg whites
  • 150 g butter , at room temperature, plus extra for greasing
  • 400 g tipo 00 or plain flour
  • 100 g caster sugar
  • ¼ of a lemon
  • 3 large free-range eggs

Recipe From

Jamie Magazine

By Jamie Oliver, Gennaro Contaldo, Jules Hunt


  1. To make the pastry, dice the butter and place in a food processor with the flour, sugar and a grating of lemon zest. Pulse till you have fine crumbs.
  2. Add the eggs and pulse till a dough is formed (you can also rub the flour, butter, sugar and a grating of zest together until they resemble fine breadcrumbs, then add the eggs and bring together to form a dough).
  3. Wrap in clingfilm and refrigerate for 1 hour.
  4. Use butter to grease a 25cm loose-bottom tart tin. Roll out the pastry to ½cm thick and use it to line the tin.
  5. Trim and reserve the remaining pastry, then chill the lined tin in the freezer for 30 minutes.
  6. Preheat your oven to 170ºC/325ºF/gas 3. Line the chilled tart tin with greaseproof paper, fill with baking beans and bake blind for 20 minutes, or until lightly golden.
  7. Combine the cooked wheat, milk, vanilla and half the lemon zest in a saucepan and bring to the boil.
  8. Reduce the heat and simmer until the wheat has absorbed all of the liquid. Remove from heat and allow to cool.
  9. In a bowl, mash the ricotta with a fork, stir in the egg yolks, then beat until light and fluffy.
  10. Sift in the icing sugar, then finely chop and add the candied peel, along with the orange-blossom water, orange zest and remaining lemon zest.
  11. Beat until combined, then stir in the wheat mixture.
  12. In another bowl, whisk the egg whites until stiff, then carefully fold them into the wheat and ricotta mixture.
  13. Pour the filling into the tart case. Roll out the remaining pastry and cut into 2cm strips and use to create a rough criss-cross over the tart.
  14. Bake the tart for 50 minutes, or until golden.
  15. Allow it to cool, then dust with icing sugar. Serve slices with dollops of cream, scattered with orange zest and drizzled with honey, if you like.

Watch the video: Sweet Rice u0026 Ricotta Tart. Gennaro Contaldo (December 2022).