Wednesday, April 4, 2012

TWD: Pizza Rustica

For this round of Tuesdays with Dorie - Baking with Julia we are tackling the Pizza Rustica.  As I've said before I usually cheat when it comes to making pie crusts.....most people never figure out that I've used a refrigerated pie crust instead of using a homemade one.  This time around I decided I needed to try to do my own....and well, it worked out ok.

This recipe does form a lovely crust, but it does need to be well chilled or it will stick like crazy when you're trying to roll it out.  Since I was trying to get it done for dinner one night, I kind of rushed and didn't really concentrate on making it too pretty.

Pretty or not, I thought this was pretty delicious!  This pizza pie has a sweet crust and a savory filling.  I did decide to cut back on the sugar to 1/4 cup so i wasn't quite as sweet.  Ricotta, mozzarella, and pecorino......lots of cheesy ooey-gooeyness!  I used more prosciutto than the recipe called for to make the hubby happy, and I actually thought it was perfect.  I think using the amount called for, it would kind of get lost in all that cheesy goodness.  I also subbed in chives for the parsley, which gave it a nice mild onion flavor.

To check out the other bakers' results, go to Tuesdays with Dorie......and for the recipe check out our hosts.....Emily at Capital Region Dining and Raelynn at The Place They Call Home.....Enjoy!!

This post is linked to:
Link It Up Wednesday - Full Plate Thursday - Show Off Your Stuff - Kitchen Fun and Crafty Friday - Anything Goes Linky - Fun Stuff Fridays - Friday Food - Feature Friday Free-for-all - Seasonal Inspiration - Scrumptious Sunday - Mix It Up Monday - Tasty Tuesday - Tuesday Talent Show -  T' Time - Link Party


  1. Looks great. The salad really is a great compliment to the pie.

    ~ Carmen

  2. More proscuitto is never a bad idea!
    I am sure the salad was a great accompaniment.
    Nice Job!

  3. What a great looking Pizza Pie, we would really enjoy this recipe. Hope you have a fabulous Celebration Week End and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon,
    Miz Helen

  4. This looks amazing! Thanks so much for sharing at Mix it up Monday :)

  5. This looks wonderful! Thanks for sharing at Scrumptious Sunday!