Torte della nonna

Torte della nonna

Cheer on the Azzurri with this Italian custard tart

By , 06 March 2017
Torte della nonna
  • Ready in: 80 mins
  • Serves: 20
  • Price: 30p per serving
Nutritional Info
Each 68g serving contains
  • Energy 828KJ 198KCAL
  • Fat med
  • Saturates high
  • Sugars med
  • Salt med
of your reference intake.
Typical energy values per 100g: 1218kJ/291kcal.
  • 275g plain flour, plus extra for dusting
  • 160g unsalted butter
  • 2tbsp icing sugar
  • ½tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 egg yolks, plus 4 eggs for the filling
  • 2 x 250g tubs Asda Ricotta
  • Zest of 2 lemons
  • 125g caster sugar
  • 60g pine nuts
  • Extra icing sugar and lemon zest, to serve
  • Preheat the oven to 200C/180C Fan/Gas 6.

  • Rub the flour and butter together in a large bowl until it resembles fine breadcrumbs. Mix in the icing sugar and add the vanilla, yolks and 1-2tbsp ice-cold water. Mix with a knife, then bring together to form a dough. Divide into two balls, one slightly larger than the other. Wrap in clingfilm; chill until needed.

  • For the filling, beat the ricotta, 3 of the eggs, the lemon zest and caster sugar in a bowl. Stir in 50g of the pine nuts; set aside.

  • Roll out the larger ball of pastry on a floured surface until 4mm thick and use to line a 23cm fluted metal flan tin. Leave pastry overhanging. Spoon in the filling and spread out with the back of a spoon.

  • Roll out the second ball of pastry until 4mm thick. Place on top of the tart, roll a rolling pin over to seal and remove any excess pastry. Beat the last egg, brush over the top, scatter over the remaining pine nuts and bake for 35-40 mins until golden and crisp.

  • Cool on a wire rack, then remove from the tin. Serve dusted with icing sugar and scattered with lemon zest.