• prep: 1 hr
  • cook: 3 hr
  • total: 4 hr
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  • Summary

    Pizza rustica looks nothing like the Neopolitan-style pizzas we know so well in this country. That's because pizza in Italian means pie and not all Italian pies are made with a bread dough. Pizza rusticas tend to be double-crusted affairs enclosing a mixture of cheese and nuggets of various cured meats and sausages. With its rich filling, pizza rustica is often served at Easter as a way to celebrate after the lean eating during Lent. In this version, author Gina Marie Miraglia Eriquez makes an open-faced pizza rustica.

    Ingredients

    • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
    • 6 tablespoons cold unsalted butter, cut into 1/2 inch pieces
    • 1/4 teaspoon salt
    • 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
    • 3 to 5 tablespoons ice water
    • 1 cup ricotta (preferably fresh or homemade ; 8 ounces)
    • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
    • 3 tablespoons grated Pecorino Romano
    • 2/3 cup coarsely grated aged provolone
    • 3 ounces thinly sliced Italian deli meats such as soppressata, prosciutto, capicolla ham, and salami, finely chopped
    • 3 tablespoons chopped flat-leaf parsley
    • Freshly ground black pepper
    • 1 (9-inch) tart pan with a removable bottom
    • pie weights or dried beans

    Instructions

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    Nutrition

    Nutritional Info
    • Servings Per Recipe: 8
    • Amount Per Serving
    • Calories: 138 % Daily Value *
    • Total Fat: 5 g 6.99%
    • Saturated Fat: 3 g 12.95%
    • Trans Fat: 0 g %
    • Cholesterol: 16 mg 5.19%
    • Sodium: 236 mg 9.85%
    • Calcium: 164 mg 16.41%
    • Potassium: 29 mg 0.84%
    • Magnesium: 0 mg 0%
    • Iron: 1 mg 5.5%
    • Zinc: 0 mg 0%
    • Total Carbohydrate: 17 g %
    • Dietary Fiber: 1 g 2.32%
    • Sugar: 1 g
    • Protein: 7 g
    • Alcohol: 0 g
    • Omega 3 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Omega 6 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Vitamin A 5.4%
    • Vitamin C 3.16%
    • Vitamin D 0%
    • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
    Diabetes Exchanges
    • Exchange - Fat1
    • Exchange - Fruit0
    • Exchange - NonFat Milk0
    • Exchange - Other Carbs0
    • Exchange - Starch1
    • Exchange - Vegetables0
    • Exchange - Lean Meat1
    • Exchange - Alcohol0
    MyPlate Info
    • MyPlate - Grain Total1 oz-eq
    • MyPlate - Vegetable Total0 c
    • MyPlate - Fruit0 c
    • MyPlate - Dairy1 c
    • MyPlate - Protein Total0 oz-eq

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