Saturday, March 30, 2013

Pizza Rustica

Ingredients:

  • one ready made Pie Crust (with top and bottom crust)
  • 3 lb ricotta cheese
  • 5 eggs
  • 1/2 C each of 3 cheeses, cut into 1" cubes--any combination of mozzarella, American, Swiss, or Muenster
  • 1/2 C each of 3 meats, cut into 1" cubes (deli ends work best and you can usually get them for a discounted price...ask your deli clerk)--ham, salami, pepperoni
  • 1 T fresh cut parsley
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine eggs, cheeses, meats, salt and pepper and parsley.
  3. Unroll pie crust and arrange the two layers of pie crust into two different pie pans.
  4. Crimp the sides of the pie crust to form the top using your hands or the tip of a fork.
  5. Ladle the filling into the pie crust until it is just under the top of the pie crust.
  6. Place on center rack and bake for about 50 minutes or until brown and set.
TIP:  you can bake these in advance and then reheat them at 350 for 20 minutes or until warmed through.
TIP: you will have extra filling which you can prepare in a small glass baking dish for those who do not care for crust.