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Italian Easter Pizza

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"This is a very old favorite of Aunt Dora's collection. I believe it's also called a pie, but this is a hearty dish as a snack or breakfast meal. I now have to make it twice a year, so no one can wait for Easter only in my family!"

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Original recipe makes 24 servings Change Servings

Directions

  1. Make the dough first. In a large bowl, stir together the flour, salt, sugar and baking powder. Combine the oil, milk and 3 eggs, pour into the dry ingredients and stir until the dough holds together well. If you have a stand mixer, use the dough hook attachment to mix until smooth.
  2. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Divide the dough in half. Roll out one half of the dough to fit a 14x18 inch baking sheet with sides that come up at least 1/2 inch. If the dough is too stiff to roll out to that size, let it rest for a few minutes and come back to it. Fit the dough into the baking sheet. Set aside.
  3. Place the sausage into a large skillet over medium heat. Cook, stirring to crumble, until no longer pink. Drain off the grease and set aside to cool. Mix together the ricotta cheese, 5 eggs, salt, pepper and hard-cooked eggs in a large bowl. When the sausage is cool, stir it into the cheese and eggs. Spread this mixture evenly over the crust in the pan. Roll out the remaining dough and place on top. Roll the edges and pinch together to seal. Brush the top crust with the beaten egg.
  4. Bake in the preheated oven until the crust is golden brown and the filling is bubbly, about 1 hour. Cool for at least 10 minutes before cutting into servings. This can be served warm or cold.
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  • PREP 30 mins
  • COOK 1 hr
  • READY IN 1 hr 30 mins
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Mar 24, 2008

This is the same recipe that was given to me when I was a newly wed living in the old Italian neighborhood in Chicago by by landlady. It is out of this world good - and is one of my favorite comfort foods. I love it best cold. Glad to find this recipe again.

 
Most Helpful Critical Review
Dec 28, 2008

This was ok. My husband and I both thought this recipe was lacking. However, it did open my eyes to easter pizza and I will keep looking for the right recipe. I would like a recipe with different types of meats and different types of cheeses. The crust was also very bland. This recipe was not a keeper in my book but I am excited to keep trying and find an easter pizza to my liking.

 

8 Ratings

May 29, 2008

This is an old recipe my Grandmother and my Mom make. The only difference is we also add diced ham to it. That also makes it great. It is the best food!

 
Mar 15, 2010

you should try this with fresh cheese that comes out at easter another name for this is pizzagaina

 
Apr 15, 2009

Pretty good, easy. Added ham & mushrooms as well. Probably won't make again, but worth trying

 
May 19, 2012

WAY too much sausage. Even after I drained it, the inside was super greasy and the ratio of sausage to egg to cheese seemed off. I also thought the entire pie lacked flavor. All you could taste was sausage.

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 410 kcal
  • 21%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 25.7 g
  • 8%
  • Cholesterol
  • 200 mg
  • 67%
  • Fat
  • 24 g
  • 37%
  • Fiber
  • 0.8 g
  • 3%
  • Protein
  • 21.7 g
  • 43%
  • Sodium
  • 930 mg
  • 37%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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