1 stick + 6 tablespoons butter, room temperature
2/3 cup granulated sugar
1/3 cup + 1 tablespoon powdered sugar
Pinch of salt
1 egg + 1 egg yolk
Zest of 1 orange (optional)
2 ¾ cups all-purpose flour
In a bowl, stir butter, granulated sugar, powdered sugar, and salt together until blended. Add egg and orange zest (optional) and mix until smooth. Add flour a cup at a time, then add milk, if needed, by teaspoons for a consistency of pie dough.
Form the dough in a ball, wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least half hour. Then place dough in the center of either a spring form pan or pie tin. Spread the dough out to cover the bottom and up the wall of the pan or tin (about 1”). Punch holes in dough to avoid unwanted rising and cracking while in the oven.
Set aside the prepared pan.
15 oz ricotta cheese
½ cup sugar
1 full egg and 2 egg yolks
1 cup chopped dark chocolate or chocolate chips
⅓ jar Handsome Carver’s Cinnamon & Honey Peanut Spread
½ tsp salt
In a separate bowl mix ricotta, sugar, eggs, Handsome Carver’s Cinnamon & Honey Peanut Spread and salt. When smooth, add the chocolate and mix all together.
Preheat the oven at 350°F.
Pour entire filling mixture onto dough, and use the rest of the dough to decorate the top as you like. Bake for ∿45min (until the dough has browned).
Replace Handsome Carver’s Cinnamon & Honey Peanut Spread with Handsome Carver’s Vanilla Almond Butter.