Pizza Rustica

April 3rd, 2012 by Erin Gennow
Pizza Rustica Slice

Pizza Rustica Slice

TWD – Tuesdays with Dorie

Pizza Rustica

Overall the recipe was easy to make, didn’t take long, and everything went smoothly (except for our grocery store didn’t have power when I went to buy the ingredients!)

The crust tore a bit on me, but I just patched it.  I also didn’t have quite enough for the 12 strips of lattice, but I guess I cut my strips a bit thick.  The filling was tasty, but the crust was too sweet for me.  I thought the third cup sugar was a bit much.  If I make this recipe again I will definitely make the crust savory.

Ingredients for Pizza Rustica Dough

Ingredients for Pizza Rustica Dough

Pizza Rustica Dough

Pizza Rustica Dough

Cheeses and Prosciutto for Filling

Cheeses and Prosciutto for Filling

Mixing in the Parsley

Mixing in the Parsley

Mixing in the Eggs

Mixing in the Eggs

Since there are so few ingredients in the filling, I highly recommend using the best quality ingredients you can afford.  This helps make the filling flavorful.  I did substitute smoked mozzarella for the mozzarella, and it worked well.  I think this would be a really good brunch dish.  It would be interesting to try various filling ingredients too.

Pie Dish Lined and Filled

Pie Dish Lined and Filled

Assembled Pie Before Baking

Assembled Pie Before Baking

Filling Peeking Out

Filling Peeking Out

Baked Pizza Rustica

Baked Pizza Rustica

To get the recipe check out the book Baking with Julia, by Dorie Greenspan.  Or, view it on the sites of these fellow Tuesdays with Dorie bloggers: Capitol Dining Region or The Place They Call Home

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3 Responses to “Pizza Rustica”

  1. Wendy says:

    I’ll have to try it with smoked mozzarella. It looks great!

  2. Cher says:

    Lovely pie!
    It sounds like the store outing was an adventure

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