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Pizza Rustica(Easter Sausage Pie) Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Kris Zarli-Bloomquist
Added: Sunday, March 15, 2009

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
Filling:
12 eggs
1 lbs Ricotta
8 oz. mozzarella- shredded
1/2 cup parmesan cheese
3/4 lb. Italian Sausage- casing removed
3/4 lb. Italian Ham- 1 inch cubes
1/4 cup flour
Salt, pepper and garlic powder to taste

pie crust for 2 - 9" rounds

Directions:
Directions:
Beat eggs, add cheeses and set aside. Crumble sausage and saute until almost cooked, then add ham and cook for about 5 more minutes. Drain oil and let cool. Add to egg mixture. Add flour gradually so it won't clump. Season to taste. Set aside.
Line bottom of 9" springform pan with dough, pour mixture into pan. Top with remain dough round. Crimp edges, and put several air wholes in dough. Beat 1 egg with 1 T water, brush onto top.
Bake at 350F for 1 to 1 1/2 hours or until knife inserted into center comes out clean.
Serve warm, room temperature or cold.

Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
Grandma Zarli would make about 5 or 6 of these pies every Easter along with her Rice Pie, Egg Bread and honey balls. Grandma and Grandpa would go to Dinnerman's Egg Farm in Scituate and buy a case(or 2) of eggs for all her Easter holiday cooking.

 

 

 

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