Pizza Rustica (A Sicilian Sausage and Prosciutto Pie)

Pizza Rustica (A Sicilian Sausage and Prosciutto Pie)

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My grandma Puglia would make this as an appetizer for Easter and Christmas. It can be a meal in itself once a tossed green salad. Enjoy!

The ingredient of Pizza Rustica (A Sicilian Sausage and Prosciutto Pie)

  1. 2 pounds ricotta cheese
  2. 2 pounds bulk Italian sausage
  3. 5 large eggs, beaten
  4. 1 pound shredded mozzarella cheese
  5. u00bc cup grated Parmesan cheese
  6. 1 tablespoon finely chopped parsley
  7. u00bc pound prosciutto, chopped
  8. freshly cracked black pepper to taste
  9. 2 pounds prepared pizza dough
  10. 1 egg
  11. 2 tablespoons water

The instruction how to make Pizza Rustica (A Sicilian Sausage and Prosciutto Pie)

  1. Place a piece of cheesecloth into a strainer, and place the ricotta cheese into the cheesecloth. Set a bowl underneath the strainer to catch drips, and refrigerate 8 hours, or overnight, to take over moisture to drip from ricotta.
  2. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).
  3. Place sausage into a large skillet more than medium heat, and cook and stir up until browned and crumbly, nearly 10 minutes. Drain excess grease, and enter upon sausage to cool.
  4. Place the drained ricotta cheese into a large bowl, and campaign in 5 beaten eggs and mozzarella cheese until capably skillfully mixed. mixture combination in the cooked sausage, Parmesan cheese, parsley, prosciutto, and black pepper until adequately combined.
  5. Divide the pizza dough into fourths, and roll out 2 of the pieces into 12-inch circles. Fit the circles into 2 10-inch pie plates, neglect 1 inch of dough hanging more than the edge. Divide the filling together with the 2 pies. Roll out 2 height crusts, place onto the pies, and fold the edges of the bottom crusts exceeding the edges of the pinnacle crusts to seal. Crimp and flute the edges of the pie crusts.
  6. emphasis 1 egg gone water in a small bowl, and brush the egg wash exceeding the tops and edges of both pies. Cut several slits into the culmination crusts to freshen steam.
  7. Bake pies in the preheated oven for 15 minutes, subsequently next lower oven temperature to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Continue to bake until the crust is browned and the filling is hot, 45 to 50 more minutes. promote at room temperature.

Nutritions of Pizza Rustica (A Sicilian Sausage and Prosciutto Pie)

calories: 493 calories
carbohydrateContent: 32.5 g
cholesterolContent: 135.1 mg
fatContent: 26.2 g
fiberContent: 0.8 g
proteinContent: 30 g
saturatedFatContent: 11.1 g
servingSize:
sodiumContent: 1279.9 mg
sugarContent: 4 g
transFatContent:
unsaturatedFatContent:

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