Indulge with Siúcra’s Italian lemon pie. While Irish summer weather can be unpredictable, enjoy some sunshine in a pie with Siúcra’s simply scrumptious Italian Lemon pie. Here’s the recipie, straight from the Siúcra team.

About eight servings

Ingredients: 400g pastry dough. Flour for the worktop

250g ricotta cheese
250g mascarpone cheese
Juice and grated zest of one lemon
125g Siúcra Granulated Sugar
6 egg yolks
6 egg whites


Roll out the pastry on a floured worktop until it is 5 cm wider than a 25 cm pie dish. Line the pie dish with the pastry, leaving the excess pastry hanging over the side.

Mix together the two cheeses, the lemon juice and zest, half the sugar and five of the egg yolks.

Beat the egg whites until stiff. Add the remaining sugar and beat for another two minutes. Fold the egg white mixture into the cheese mixture.

Pour the filling into the pastry case and fold the surplus pastry edge over the filling. Lightly beat the egg yolk and brush it on the pie crust. Bake in the centre of the oven at 175°C for 30 minutes. Refrigerate for at least two hour.


Image courtesy Siúcra