Pizza Rustica ~ Tuesdays with Dorie

This week’s challenge from Baking With Julia by Dorie Greenspan is for this simple Pizza Rustica.  I’ve never had anything like this before but my friend, Doretta, whose family immigrated from Naples, makes something very similar to this every year for Easter.  She assured me it was traditional and very well-done.

I made this in a 9-inch cake pan with a removable bottom because I thought it looked more rustic and mote Italian this way.

Ready to bake!

I served the Pizza Rustica to my Book Club friends with Asparagus Soup and a make-your-own salad bar.  It has great texture, and a very mild flavor.  I like the contrast of the saltiness of the prosciutto with the sweetness of the crust.  This is the first time I’ve made a lattice crust, so was thankful it was for a rustic tart!

Ready to eat!

I found the recipe online.  The version we made didn’t havae sausage in it, but I think it would have been better if it had.

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  1. says

    It looks your lattice came out very nicely – and in the words of our dear Trevor “rustic is a gift” :-)
    See you Friday! (I am so behind, I haven’t even made it yet…Starting to stress out)

  2. says

    Such a delicious meal to serve with your friends. Your shape is more like those I found on the internet when referring to the Pizza Rustica made by Italian grandmothers. Your soup and salad additions sound wonderful. Well done and Happy Easter!

  3. says

    Just stunning, my friend!!! I toyed with the idea of a springform pan, and seeing yours, I wish I had done it! SO lovely. Happy, happy Easter in case I don’t get back before Sunday~ xo

  4. says

    Your pizza rustica is just gorgeous, Susan! I love the look of the straight sides from the spring form pan and your lattice work is so pretty. What a great dish to serve to your book club. Sounds like just the perfect dinner with the asparagus soup and a salad bar. I sure wish we lived near each other!

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