Monday, April 13, 2009

Italian Easter Meat Pie...

This Italian Easter Meat Pie is a must on our table every year. This recipe makes two pies and it is very rich. It is a bit on the salty side but oh so delicious. Makes 12 large servings.

4 (9 inch) unbaked pie crusts
2 pounds ricotta cheese
6 eggs
8 ounces mozzarella cheese, grated
1 pound cooked chopped ham
1/2 pound chopped Genoa salami
1/4 pound chopped prosciutto
1/4 pound graded Parmesan cheese

. Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
. Place ricotta in a large mixing bowl and add eggs one at a time while mixing on low speed. Stir in mozzarella, ham, salami, and prosciutto until all ingredients are well combined. Line two 9 inch pans with pastry. Spoon half of mixture into each pan. Sprinkle half of the Parmesan cheese over each pie, then cover with top pastry. Crimp edges and cut steam vents in tops. When I have some extra time I like to make a lattice with the top crust.
. Bake in preheated oven for 1 hour, until crust is golden brown. Cool on a rack.

* I have to give credit where credit is due. I was sick yesterday with a terrible cold so my husband actually made this pie for us. So you know how easy this recipe is!


  1. Oh wow, I'm going to try this and soon! Don't want to wait until next Easter. Hope you are feeling better.
    Happy Twirls

  2. Hi Joyce! Thanks so much for visiting me. I love to meet new bloggers! You may not have realized from my blog, but I am a Jersey girl also - so not only a fellow Joyce, but a Jersey girl too. Doesn't get much better than that, right?

    What a great blog you have! I love this Easter pie recipe (though sorry you were not feeling well). I have to read back on your posts, but did read about meeting your friends in Philly. You must be from south Jersey. I grew up in East Hanover (Morris County - near Morristown, Parsippany, Livingston). I've been in south Florida since 1990.

    Nice to meet you and I will visit often!! Thanks!!

  3. sounds like one that should be on the table every week! i love salty...mmmm.
    i just printed it off and hope to try it out this week. i'll let you know how it turns out.

  4. It sounds delicious...but even more I am floored by your garden pictures!!!

  5. Hi Joyce! This sounds and looks delicious! I must try this! I do believe you must be the best cook ever!
    Be a sweetie and thanks for popping in to see my neatened drawers!
    Shelia ;)

  6. I'm sorry you are sick and hope you feel better soon. This recipe sounds really good! Take care.

  7. The pie looks and sounds delish and I saw your Easter bread also. I remember when my Mom used to make that same Easter bread with the dyed eggs baked in...I should start that tradition again...It's a fantastic memory! Thanks for a great post and thank you for stopping by my blog!

  8. Oh My...that pie sounds sooooo good,,,,that is one I will have to try.....
    I love Home Goods....I guess it is a good thing that it is almost 45 minutes away from my home....I try and get there once a month....and I always find something good.....
    hope you are feeling better....
    Mo ;-)

  9. Hello Joyce...

    Just read your sweet happy that you stopped by today! So sorry to hear that you were sick yesterday and I hope that you're feeling better today! Wow...your honey cooks? What a blessing!!! Your recipe for the Italian Meat pie sounds soooo good...I've never had anything like that before! Also just wanted to say that your Easter egg bread turned out beautifully...I can tell that you're a fabulous cook! I hate to admit it but I'm a bit challenged in that area..hehe!!!

    Have a marvelous Monday, my friend!!!

  10. Sorry that you weren't feeling well. I hope you are better now. This sounds so good. Lucky you to have a man that can cook.

  11. This looks so good Joyce and I have saved the recipe. I think it would be a good brunch dish, and I am going to make it next weekend for some friends. I was hunting on the internet for something a little different to try, so thanks for this timely post! I hope your cold is going away, and that you are feeling better.

  12. Ohhhh I bet that is fantastic!!!! I hope you are feeling better now...thanks so much for coming by and I hope you have a great week!

  13. Your hubby made a great pizza rustica Joyce! I have to watch my salt intake so sadly I can't eat this anymore. Do you also make grain pie during Easter?
    I hope you're all better by now!

  14. Sounds like a delicious combination! Thanks for the recipe.

  15. Thanks for stopping by my blog. I'm glad you did 'cause that's how I found you! Love your pizza rustica.

  16. This sounds delightful, Joyce! My mom and her family are from Virginia, and some years for Christmas I am the fortunate recipient of a very salty "Virginia ham" (which is similar to prosciutto). I'll bet it would go great in these pies. Thanks for sharing the recipe.


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