Desserts/ Gluten Free/ Low Carb/ Vegetarian

Lemon and Lime Ricotta Pie

A baked riccotta pie flavoured with citrus and decorated with berries making this a light and healthy dessert.

This is a delicious way to cook with Ricotta and gives you an lovely crustless “pie”.  Low carb delight for dessert!  It is a lovely change to a cheesecake and I like to serve it with berries on the top.  Mainly because I love the flavour combination of zesty citrus with berries.  Yum!

I used lemon and lime for the flavours of this crustless pie but you could try it with orange too…or add a spice or two?  Go crazy and make it your own! I love it when readers play around and create something delicious!


1 15oz tub of ricotta cheese

3 eggs

Juice and zest of one lime and one lemon

2/3 cup erthyritol (or sugar subsitute of your choice)

1/2 tspn vanilla essence

pinch of salt


  • Preheat the oven to 180F/350F degrees.
  • Separate the eggs.
  • Whisk the egg whites until firm.
  • Combine the other ingredients and mix well.
  • Fold in the egg whites
  • Line a baking tin with parchment paper.
  • Pour the mixture into the cake tin and bake for 25 minutes until firm and golden on top.
  • Chill for at least 90 minutes and serve with berries of choice on top. (optional).
  • Eat and enjoy!


Serves 8 servings

Nutrition: Per serving: 133 Calories; 10g Fat; 9g Protein; 3g Carbohydrate; 0g Dietary Fiber; 3g Net Carb


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    Harriet Weaver
    January 27, 2015 at 6:38 pm

    This sounds delicious but how many carbs per serving?

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      January 29, 2015 at 3:42 pm

      I’ve updated the recipe with the nutritional detail Harriet. The net carbs are 3g per serving (based on 8 slices in total).

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    R Taylor
    September 19, 2012 at 12:29 am

    Yep I definitely will be playing around with this one! Your pie looks so awesome. I’ll be putting a touch of my own creativity when I make this one. Thanks for the idea!

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      September 21, 2012 at 10:10 am

      Fabulous! Let me know what you did to it!

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    A Table in the Sun
    September 3, 2012 at 4:12 am

    I like simple desserts topped with fruit. Thanks for the reminder!

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      September 3, 2012 at 6:13 pm

      Thanks for stopping by! Glad you like the sound of it!

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    Guilt Free Foodie Cutie
    September 3, 2012 at 3:37 am

    I have been looking for something just like this! Great for summer and fall.

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      September 3, 2012 at 6:13 pm

      Fab! Glad you like the sound of it! And thanks for stopping by too!

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