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Ricotta Pie
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Italian style pie - made with B beneficial orange peel and almonds named by my O daughter.

Best Used By Blood Types:
  • Type A (1 beneficials)
  • Type A Non Secretor (1 beneficials)
  • Type AB (2 beneficials)
  • Type AB Non Secretor (5 beneficials)
  • Type B (2 beneficials)
  • Type B Non Secretor (3 beneficials)
  • Dessert

    Pie Shell:

  • 250 g / 9 oz white fine spelt flour
  • 125 /10 tablespoons spoons butter or ghee
  • a bit of sea salt
  • 50 grams / 2 oz sugar or other BTD compliant sweetener
  • 2 egg yolks
  • a bit of water


  • 250 g / 9 oz ricotta
  • 250 g /9 oz mascarpone
  • 125 /4-5 oz sugar or other BTD compliant sweetener
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 handfuls of dry cranberries
  • 100 gram about 4 oz dark chocolate 70 % cut in small pieces.
How to make it:

    Pie Shell:

  1. Mix the pie shell ingredients in a food processor.
  2. Let it get cold.
  3. Roll and pre-bake in oven for 15 min at 200 c/ 400


  4. Mix filling, except chocolate and cranberries.
  5. Divide those on pie and pour egg and cheese mixture over.
  6. If any pie trimmings are left you can make a nice plait on top (you know a cross one way and then the other-kind of like a plait, I don't know the proper English).
  7. Bake 40-45 minutes at 175 c / 325 F.
  8. Tastes best luke warm or just cold, not refrigerator cold.

BTD Core Ingredients Analysis:

NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Egg (chicken)1 N N N B N N N N
Spelt Flour/Products2 ,3 ,4 ,5 N N N N N N N A
Ricotta Cheese  N N B B B B A A
Egg Yolk (chicken)1 N N N B N N N N
Cranberry1 B B B B B B N N
Chocolate/ Cocoa4 N N N N N N N N
Sea Salt1 N N N N N N N N

BTD Variations and Substitutions Analysis:

Dairy Product(s)
NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Butter1 A A A A N N N N
Ghee (Clarified Butter)1 N N N B N B N N

Sweetener Product(s)
NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Agave Syrup- N N N N N N N N
Sugar (Brown/White)- N A N A N A N A

[1] This recipe uses ingredients which may help limit bacterial overgrowth.
[2] This recipe uses ingredients that contain gluten.
[3] This recipe uses ingredients with a high glycemic index.
[4] This recipe uses ingredients rich in lignans.
[5] This recipe uses ingredients which are high in phytates.

  • This recipe is low in common allergens.
  • This recipe is gluten free.
  • This recipe uses ecologically friendly ingredients.

    If an ingredient is an avoid for your blood type, then try using a BTD compliant variant/substitute or leaving the item out of the recipe.

    Please Note:
    When using any recipe, always check it for avoids and make the appropriate adjustments where necessary. The Blood Type Diet Recipe Database has been recently greatly enhanced. Also, the food lists changed somewhat a couple of years ago, and all recipes in the database may not reflect those changes in terms of the blood types for which the recipes are recommended. Volunteer Blood Type Diet Forums Members are working to review and update all the recipes to take advantage of the all the new features and food lists. Please be patient with us until the process has been completed.

    Revision History:
    • Revised Oct 02, 2007 at 08:33 PM By: Rodney
    • Revised Oct 03, 2007 at 05:39 AM By: Father Tiresias
    • Revised Oct 03, 2007 at 11:34 AM By: Don