Monday, April 2, 2012

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.
 

24 comments:

  1. Yours turned out so pretty in the springform pan! Glad to hear you liked it, I liked this recipe, too :)

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  2. It was definitely interesting, because it was more quiche like than pizzaish.

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  3. Your friends must have enjoyed the whole meal, everything sounds delicious and the pizza looks great!

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  4. Susan, this is gorgeous, wish I could have been at your party! I've never seen a pizza with a lattice crust, how fun!

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  5. Susan, did you make a double batch of dough? Your whole pie looks majestic!

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  6. I could go for a slice of that cake right this second - yum!

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  7. Looks beautiful, love your crust!

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  8. 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)

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  9. Simply beautiful! You have a very lucky book club! I love that you made it in a spring form pan! So very appetizing!

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  10. I'm glad it was a hit. Gorgeous pizza rustica!

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  11. 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!

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  12. Susan.. this is beyond gorgeous!! so professional.. wow.. amazing!!! beautiful!!

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  13. 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

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  14. After looking at your beautiful pie, I prefer using the pan you used. Thanks for the idea!


    ~ Carmen
    http://bakingismyzen.wordpress.com/2012/04/03/twd-baking-with-julia-pizza-rustica/

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  15. Susan, would have loved to use the pan you did. Next time.
    Pinned a few photos too! :)

    ~ Carmen
    http://bakingismyzen.wordpress.com/2012/04/03/twd-baking-with-julia-pizza-rustica/

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  16. I love how the shape of yours turned out! I hope you have a wonderful Easter this weekend!

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  17. 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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  18. how neat that you shared it with your book club! :)

    Alice @ http://acookingmizer.wordpress.com

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  19. I love the look of it, it's so pretty.

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  20. Beautiful! I've only ever used a Springform pan for this, too.

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  21. This is one of those dishes I would love to learn to make. Happy Easter to you and your family!!!!

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  22. Gorgeous, I love the lattice top. Buona Pasqua!

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