Lemon Ricotta Amaretti Budino

There are 16 days to Christmas!  This month is really flying by. Today’s post is a special one because I am sharing my Nonna’s recipe for Lemon Ricotta Amaretti Budino. This is a cake-like pudding (that’s not really a pudding lol) that is made in a bundt pan and it tastes amazing. You will love this recipe!

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My Nonna was a really good cook. She would make pasta by hand, delicious desserts and most of it with no recipe at all. To this day, no lasagna or gnocchi comes near to hers. This is a dessert that she would make often. It is a family favourite and I have never really seen another recipe that is similar.

Blogger Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella shares a recipe for Lemon Ricotta Amaretti Budino for the Egg Farmers of Canada. #SimpleCheer

This recipe uses several eggs, ricotta cheese, rum, bread crumbs, crushed amaretti cookies and lemon zest. The consistency is soft and it is very moist. It actually tastes better a day after making it and I love having it with tea. It is a real comfort food for me.

Lemon ricotta is one of my favourite flavour combinations.  πŸ™‚

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Lemon Ricotta Amaretti Budino
  1. 6 Fresh eggs
  2. 1 Container ricotta cheese
  3. 1 Cup granulated sugar
  4. 1 Cup rum
  5. Zest of 1 lemon
  6. 2 Packages Amaretti cookies
  7. 1 Cup bread crumbs
  8. Shortening to prepare pan
  9. Icing sugar for sprinkling
  1. Heat the oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. In a bowl, mix eggs, ricotta and sugar together to combine.
  3. Grind cookies in food processor or by hand with a rolling pin and then add to the ricotta mixture. Mix to incorporate.
  4. Add rum and lemon zest. Mix to combine. Add bread crumbs and mix again.
  5. Prepare a bundt pan with a coating of shortening. Then add a sprinkling of bread crumbs over the shortening to coat. Pour ricotta mixture in the pan carefully.
  6. Cook for 60 minutes.
  7. Cool and remove from bundt pan. Sprinkle with a touch of icing sugar.
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  • Kimberly @ Berly’s Kitchen

    Your Nonna’s lemon bundt cake sounds delicious! I would most definitely try this recipe the next time I wanted lemon cake. Thanks for sharing!

  • Candy Kage

    Lemon bundt cake sounds very light and refreshing. Tons of heavy fudge, candy and cookies floating around, this makes a nice change.

  • That Lemon Ricotta Amaretti Budino looks super yummy! I LOVE lemon bundt cakes so I’ll definitely have to try this recipe out.

  • Kate

    YUMMY! That looks absolutely delicious!

  • Ruthie Ridley

    This looks amazing!! I want some now!!

  • mckenna bleu

    Amazing!! This looks fantastic! Thanks for sharing πŸ™‚

  • Carrie Colbert

    How special! Looks really delicious.



  • Bill S

    This looks amazing!!! What a great treat to make for a holiday get together, I know my family would love this.

  • Samantha

    Oh wow! This looks so delicious! I soooo want to make it!

  • Bella, you got me sold the minute you said lemon ricotta. I am absolutely in love and will definitely give your Nonna’s recipe a try!

  • Doria Miyata Murphy

    My mom’s side is Italian and lemon ricotta is one of my favorite combos, too! My mom’s side is full of amazing cooks, you made me think of my Nana (who passed this year). I’ll have to try this for my family <3

  • Oh my gosh – this actually looks amazing! Thanks for sharing your special family recipe with us!!

    Jess | jessedelblut.com

  • This looks and sounds so yummy! Thanks for sharing the family recipe! πŸ™‚

  • This sounds delicious! You always have the best recipes! Yum!

  • nicole simonetti

    loooove when lemon & ricotta is used when baking – definitely book marking this recipe! x, nicole // http://www.nicoleeigh.com

  • Greta Hollar

    You have the best recipes! This seems so easy to make and perfect for a holiday party!

    Greta | http://www.gretahollar.com

  • Um this looks totally yummy! I love the tree stump thing that you have it on!

  • This cake looks so tender and delicious, I love ricotta and lemon together!

  • Oh yum this sounds absolutely amazing – I most definitely need to try this for myself. x

  • You seriously had me at ricotta. I’m eight months pregnant, so seeing recipes like these is making me grab for my drool bib.

  • Yummy! This looks so delicious and perfect for Christmas morning with a cup of coffee. Will have to give this recipe a try soon. Thanks for sharing πŸ™‚

  • This sounds like such a yummy treat for the holidays! I need to get this pan and make it for my family

  • Shannon Graham

    Your Nonna sounds like one awesome lady! This recipe looks amazing!

  • Dawn Gibson-Thigpen

    yum this looks delish. i would totally love a piece right now

  • Sharon Glascoe

    What an amazing cake! Not only does it sound super yummy, it makes for a great presentation!

  • Ashley

    I had to check out this recipe after seeing this delicious cake on your instagram! I have to make this!!!

  • The cake looks really good. I’m a cake lover for sure and I imagine this would pair with a nice cup of hot tea quite nicely.

  • Amber Hill

    I am not a big lemon fan, but when lemon and ricotta come together, sign me up!! This looks amazing!

  • I’m definitely liking the ingredients. This sounds so flavorful and it looks really pretty too! Awesome recipe!

  • This recipe sounds delish! The lemon and ricotta cheese is an interesting combo. Excited to give it a try! Love your Thursday recipes!

  • Kaitlyn Fickle Killebrew

    This sounds so good! Great recipe to share for the holidays!

  • blm03

    This looks absolutely delicious! I can’t wait to try it at my house!

  • Rebecca Swenor

    This Lemon Ricotta Amaretti Budino sounds and looks delicious. I have to admit that i have never heard of a budino before that I remember anyway. I am going to have to make this awesome recipe for sure for the holidays. Thanks for sharing this recipe.

  • Nicole Parise

    This is such a great idea! Looks delicious, and perfect for this time of year!
    xx nicole

  • Miss ALK

    Well this looks absolutely delicious! And how special it’s a family recipe!

    xoxo A

  • You had me at ricotta cheese:) I am so trying this over the weekend! Perfect not so sweet recipe too not a huge fan of rich desserts

  • OurMiniFamily

    Oh my gosh I am sitting here literally drooling at the mouth haha!! You’re making me want to have this for lunch!

  • Jeanine @ sixtimemommy.com

    Yum this looks and sounds just delicious! I love lemon so why not give this a try, the ricotta sounds really interesting…. Will have to give it a try!

  • http://tiarastantrums.com

    I need to bring a dish to share for our teacher potluck next week and I think a couple of these would work well with all the teachers and staff.

  • This looks so yummy!! Love it πŸ™‚

    XO Makayla

  • Rutuja Bhagwat

    Great recipe! Is there an alternative for rum?

  • Stephanie Pass

    This looks heavenly. The perfect treat for a holiday dessert!

  • Chrissy Hme

    Oh my gosh bella this looks so amazing. I’m telling you it seems like there is nothing like an italian grandma’s cooking.

  • Hannah Stark

    Wow this looks amazing!!! I am trying to eat super healthy before the holidays and after seeing this post I might have to break my healthy streak haha! I can’t wait to try this recipe!


  • Leslee

    What size container ricotta? 8oz? 16 oz?

  • Kristine Circenis

    This sounds so insanely tasty! I’m going to have to give this recipe a go once I get home at the end of the week.

  • Bundt cakes are so cute – I love how the recipes are usually super simple, but the end results always look professional! P.S. You always have the tastiest-looking photos!

  • maura

    Hi Bella, I would like to make this lovely Bundt cake for New Years day brunch. What size package of amaretti cookies or how many actual cookies? Also I am assuming you are using the larger container of ricotta (450gm) not the half size one is this correct?