Cassata Rustica

TOTAL TIME: 1 hr 15 min
Prep: 15 min
Inactive Prep: 1 hr
Cook: --
 
YIELD: 8 to 10 servings
LEVEL: Easy

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Directions

Mix together the ricotta, chocolate, candied fruit and 4 tablespoons of the granulated sugar in a mixing bowl, and then spread evenly into the pie crust. Lay slices of sponge cake on top of the filling close to the crust. Heat 1/2 cup water in a saucepot, and then remove from the heat and stir in the remaining 1 tablespoon granulated sugar and the rum. Lightly coat the sponge cake with the rum water using a pastry brush. Place a plate on top of the cake and then invert and sprinkle with the icing sugar. Refrigerate 1 hour and serve.

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  • on November 16, 2012

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    I would give it half a star if I could. I substituted the candied fruits for dates and raisins but followed the recipe with the exception of the fruits and I added a little bit of Vanilla extract. The pie was bland, should have known since the ingredients did not list salt, and was a total waste of money and time. Overall I am disappointed with the outcome.

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