Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Pizza Rustica


This week’s Tuesdays with Dorie recipe is Pizza Rustica. The hosts for this week’s recipe are Emily of Capital Region Dining and Raelynn of The Place They Call Home. You can get the complete recipe for the Pizza Rustica on their blogs. Don’t forget to check out the Tuesdays with Dorie site to see the links from all of the Tuesdays with Dorie bloggers participating this week.

This recipe is not at all what I thought it would be. I thought it would be pizza, and it really isn’t. When it came out of the oven my husband said “This is different than I thought it would be.” I think this is more quiche than pizza: a ricotta quiche with a sweet crust and a lattice top. I have to say that I wasn’t all that excited to make this. Maybe it was because I was just home from vacation and not in the cooking mood yet. I’m not sure. I got all the ingredients and still I wasn’t sure I was going to make it. But I did make it and it turned out just fine.

I didn’t make any changes to the recipe, other than using regular parmesan cheese rather than Romano cheese. The crust was really sweet and I think that was strange. I would have preferred something with less sweetness. The filling was pretty good; I really liked the prosciutto. I hadn’t made a lattice topped pie in a long time and it was happy that it turned out, although I did find this pastry to be fairly sticky, even though I refrigerated the dough for quite a while. I wasn’t super excited about this recipe, but in the end it turned out very well!

Recipe from Baking with Julia by Dorie Greenspan, pages 430-431

6 comments:

Cathleen said...

I hesitated on making this recipe as well. Glad I did though - we liked it.

jane said...

I thought there was too much sugar in the crust and cut it way back, it seemed to work well that way. Your pie looks delicious.

Im At Home Baking said...

It came out better than I thought but I also think this crust would be great for pies, like a tart cherry pie! Looks yummy!

Rebecca said...

Looks great! I enjoyed this a lot more than I thought I would. The sweet crust was a little odd, but tasty. :)

Cher Rockwell said...

This was a pleasant surprise - I think a lot of people were confused by the term "pizza" (me included)

Nichi said...

I think we were all tricked by the name of this recipe! Yours came out pretty tho.