Italian Easter Pies

Serve a traditional Italian Easter Pie this year like this savory greens version with hard-cooked eggs baked inside or a sweet pie made with ricotta and arborio rice.

Serve a traditional Italian Easter Pie this year like this savory greens version with hard baked eggs cooked inside or a sweet pie made with ricotta and arborio rice. @tspbasil

Wha?? Easter is less than two weeks away? I feel like it really snuck up on us this year probably since it’s right after the calendar changes over to April.

But no worries. A bunch of us local Philly blogger peeps have you covered with this comprehensive #AllThingsEaster post today. From recipes to baskets to activities, it’s the ultimate Easter Preparation Resource (see all links below.)

And my contribution is the pies.

Both of these recipes are from the blog archives and both are just so good and special that I wanted to featured them again for Easter this year.

Italian Easter Pies: Egg & Swiss Chard Pie and Ricotta Rice Pie with Raspberry Glaze @tspbasil

Egg & Swiss Chard Italian Easter Pie
Also known as Torta Pasqualina, if you want to go savory and wow your guests with the hard-cooked eggs inside, go with this traditional Italian Easter pie that I’ve given a healthy makeover to. RECIPE—> here.

Easter Ricotta Rice Pie with Raspberry Glaze
Know as Pastiera in Italy, this is kind of like rice pudding meets pie only so so much better. Ricotta, arborio rice and raspberries are the featured ingredients in this version I created. RECIPE–>here.

Or throw all caution to the wind and make both! That’s what I’m planning on doing (granted, it will be after Easter since my sister-in-law is hosting this year and I’m bringing a salad.)


So, my friend Colleen @ Souffle Bombay gathered 15 of us fellow Philly Social Media Bloggers to once again share ideas for celebrating Easter for the second year in a row.

From Fizzy Bunny Mimosas to Fun Treats for Kids and 10 Brain Boosting Egg Hunt Ideas, we’ve got you covered with eats, treats and ideas to celebrate:

Fun Easter Treats
Coconut Macaroon Egg Nests from The Farm Girl Gabs
Egg Shaped Marshmallow Krispie Treats from Souffle Bombay
Sunflower Butter Chocolate Easter Eggs from Courtney’s Sweets
Peeps S’mores from Can’t Google Everything
Easter Bunny Chow from Girl Gone Mom
Italian Easter Bread from A Grande Life

Delicious Easter Desserts
Strawberry Lemon Cake from A Turtle’s Life For Me
Carrot Poke Cake from It Is A Keeper
Italian Easter Pies: One sweet, one savory from Teaspoon of Spice
Gluten Free Carrot Cake with Homemade Cream Cheese Frosting from Momma Lew
White Chocolate Strawberry Cake Roll with Homemade Fudge Drizzle from We’re Parents!?
Black Beans and Coconut Tarts – Frejon from Afropolitan Mom

Easter Cocktail
Fizzy Bunny Mimosa from O’ Boy Organic

Leftovers Idea
Deviled Eggs & Ham Sandwich from The Good Mama

Fun for Kids
10 Brain Boosting Egg Hunt Ideas (Without the Candy) from Mommy University
Tie Dyed Easter Eggs from 4 Hats And Frugal

And if you want even MORE Easter ideas, check out last year’s round-up of #AllThingsEaster ideas (including Easter basket tips, printables and even more recipes like my Raspberry Beer Float.)

Last but not least, we also have a popular All Things Easter Pinterest Board with all of these ideas plus more. (I told you this was the ultimate Easter Prep Blog post! )

If you celebrate Easter, what are your traditions? Trying anything new this year?


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