Italian Easter Pie /Pizza Rustica (Aka "Ham Pie")
95 mins (prep 35, cooking 60)
19 ingredients
8-10 servings
There are as many variations of this traditional dish as there are names for it (Pizza Rustica, Carnival Pie, Easter Pie and Ham Pie are just a few.) Some versions include hard boiled eggs in the filling along with the meat and cheeses, this one does not. Here is my family's version which I still make every Easter. The pastry we've always used for the crust is more like a bread dough (yeast risen), however your favorite pie crust recipe may be used as well. **Please note the different pan sizes, pan preparations, baking temperatures and baking times depending on which type of crust you choose to use. The "Prep Time" does not include the 2 hour rising time for the yeast dough crust. Note: The 2nd ingredient for the yeast dough crust should be leaf lard (or butter). Recipezaar will not accept the correction and insists on listing it as "leaves lard".

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Serving Size (288.84 g)
Servings 8
Amount per Serving
Calories 531.29 Calories from Fat 194.49
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 21.61g 266.03%
Saturated Fat 12.32g 492.77%
Trans Fat 0.09g %
Cholesterol 94.25mg 251.32%
Sodium 1168.94mg 389.65%
Total Carbohydrate 43.56g 116.16%
Dietary Fiber 6.05 g 193.65%
Sugars 1.28 g %
Protein 43.32g 693.06%
Vitamin A 794.99IU% Vitamin C 0.02mg%
Calcium 725.84mg% Iron 3.2mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
pastry for double-crust pie, sweet italian sausage links, chopped fresh italian parsley