Pizza China/Pizza Rustica (Italian Easter Pie) Recipe

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Servings: 12

Ingredients

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  • 2 c. cooked, smoked ham, cubed
  • 2 c. cooked Italian sausage, sliced
  • 1 c. Mozzarella cheese, cubed or possibly shredded
  • 1/2 c. minced parsley
  • 4 hard boiled Large eggs, minced
  • 1 c. Italian basket cheese, cubed (optional)
  • 1 c. Ricotta cheese
  • 3 Large eggs, uncooked
  • Black pepper to taste

Directions

  1. Mix all minced ingredients in large bowl.
  2. Place uncooked Large eggs and Ricotta cheese in blender container and mix on medium speed for about 1 minute.
  3. Pour into large bowl and combine everything well.
  4. Divide dough in half and roll (and beat/stretch if necessary) to fit large pie pan or possibly 15 inch pizza pan.
  5. Place one circle on bottom of pan. Top with the filling, pressing out all air pockets. (Pie will look too full.)
  6. Top with remaining dough. Trim around pan with knife leaving about 1 inch extra all around. Press edges to seal and tuck sealed edge in all around pan. (Do not be afraid to use fingers.) Pat back into pan, if mis-shapen.
  7. Stick top with fork several times to make air holes. Bake at 400 degrees for 20 min, then reduce oven temperature to 350 degrees and bake an additional 30 min. If desired the top shiny, brush with beaten egg yolk.
  8. Place foil or possibly pan on rack underneath to save oven from drips as they usually do leak.

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Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving %DV
Serving Size 138g
Recipe makes 12 servings
Calories 303  
Calories from Fat 208 69%
Total Fat 23.07g 29%
Saturated Fat 8.5g 34%
Trans Fat 0.13g  
Cholesterol 185mg 62%
Sodium 881mg 37%
Potassium 309mg 9%
Total Carbs 1.88g 1%
Dietary Fiber 0.1g 0%
Sugars 0.4g 0%
Protein 20.82g 33%
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