Recipe by myjo
"My grandma Puglia would make this as an appetizer for Easter and Christmas. It can be a meal in itself with a tossed green salad. Enjoy!"
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bulk Italian sausage
large eggs, beaten
shredded mozzarella cheese
grated Parmesan cheese
finely chopped parsley
freshly cracked black pepper to taste
prepared pizza dough
We have had this pie for Easter for years in our family. Your recipe tasted exactly like my nanas
It is so wonderful to see this very traditional and very diverse recipe shared here. I have taken on the tradition of making this pie every year for Easter with my family.
We use different meats than this recipe but this "meat pie" is different with every single family that still makes it. It was known as a "poor man's meal" during the depression. People used whatever they had on hand to make this and it became a very personal recipe. Every recipe/list of ingredients are different therefore, it is TRULY a FAMILY TRADITION when we make it.
This Particular version is a wonderful recipe. Myjo's version is the same as my Grandmother made. There is nothing greater than to take a bite and feel like you are right back with family members that have since passed on. It truly is like coming home again.
In my Mother's version, we use Italian ham (Ham Cappi), American Ham, Pepperoni and Salami instead of the sausage. As I said, there are many different versions of this pie, but of all that I have tasted, I have never found one that I didn't like. Thank you Myjo for sharing such a tradition with all of us.
P.S., the cracked black pepper does make the difference! We use it also.
Just like grandma used t make. Changed it to 1 lb of fresh bulk sausage and 1 lb of dry sausage chopped.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Pizza Rustica (A Sicilian Sausage and Proscuitto Pie)
Serving Size: 1/16 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 16
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 235
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