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Crostata di ricotta romana

Crostata di ricotta romana is a typical Roman pastry dessert from the region of Lazio.

Crostata di ricotta romana is made with a shortcrust pastry stuffed with ricotta made from Roman sheep and is often flavoured with candied fruit and chocolate. The flavorings can vary slightly according to the region, with toasted slivered almonds, grated lemon and orange zest, being among the most popular ingredients.

The cake has strong traditional roots in Roman culture and is often enjoyed among families during family gatherings and holidays, especially Easter.