Anton’s Ricotta and Almond Tart

As seen on TV, a ricotta and almond tart I made on the show with Anton
As seen on TV, Anton’s ricotta and almond tart we made during the show

I adapted Anton’s recipe with no added butter and no sugar and for the crust you will need:

250g plain flour
50g ricotta
25ml olive oil
1 egg
a few drops vanilla
grated rind of half a lemon

I use an loose bottomed tart dish of 23cm, for a larger dish, double the ingredients.

Make the pastry by rubbing in the ricotta and olive oil into the flour, as you would with butter. Add the vanilla and grated lemon zest. Add the egg and if necessary add a few drops of water until you form a dough. Cover with cling film and place in the fridge for an hour. Roll out on a floured surface. Wrap the pastry around the rolling pin and gentle drop it as you unfold it onto the greased tart dish. With the tips of your fingers, gently tap on the pastry to ease it into the mould. Take a fork and pierce the pastry all over. Bake blind and allow to cool.

For the filling you will need:

300g ricottta
50ml Greek Yoghurt
100g ground almonds
60g Stevia
50g candid peel
60g glace cherries
50g chopped almonds
2 eggs
grated zest of half a lemon
grated zest of half an orange
flaked almonds and some cherries to decorate the surface of the tart after baking

Preheat the oven to 160 C.

Place the ricotta and yogurt in a large bowl. Mix until they bind together and you have a creamy consistency. Add the stevia, ground almonds and citrus zest, the candid peel and chopped glace cherries. Finally add the eggs.

Pour the filling into the pre baked crust. Top with cherries and flaked almonds. Allow to cook slowly if possible. On tv we had to increase the temperature to speed the cooking time and this resulted in a few overly browned flaked almonds. Allow to cook before serving. This pie is just delicious, thank you Anton for sharing.


For the recipe in Maltese, click here


Cooking with Lea, ONE TV with Anton B Dougall
Cooking with Lea, ONE TV with Anton B Dougall

Photography Gino Galea

9 responses to “Anton’s Ricotta and Almond Tart”

  1. Looks delicious and two of my favorite ingredients: ricotta and almond

    1. mine too Jovina, i absoultely love sweets with ricotta and almond, it tastes of home to me 🙂

  2. Love the idea of ricotta a and olive oil in the crust! Look delicious. 🙂

    1. yes i love this pastry, i also make it with ricotta and without olive oil and the other way round olive oil and no ricotta, which gives a biscuity type crust, i like this one best 🙂

  3. That crust sounds amazing, definitely one to bookmark 🙂

    1. its is good Elaine, but dont expect a buttery taste as it has no butter 🙂

  4. Prosit Lea tar-ricetti kollha.please jekk hu possibli ghandi bzonn ricetta tan-naspru biex nuzah ghal kisi. Thanks bil-Quddiem u Prosit mill-gdid.

    1. Doreen grazzi wisq. In naspru nixtrieh jien u tkellimt ma Renato Briffa u qalli li llum mhux vallapena taghmlu ghax huwa process twil hafna u dak li issib fis suq jaghmel risultat tajjeb imma se jipprova jsibli ricetta antika ta missieru u jekk jsiba nibghatilek. In naspru nixtrieh minghand Cilia tal Hamrun. Il Ghid it tajjeb Doreen u grazzi tal messag 🙂

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