Torta Rustica

1
Cheryl Sjolund

By
@csjolund04

Used prepared Pillsbury Boxed Pie Crust (2) inside and rolled it larger.

Rating:

☆☆☆☆☆ 0 votes

Comments:
Serves:
Serves 8 - 10
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

Add to Grocery List

  • DOUGH

  • IN A LARGE MIXER BOWL COMBINE

  • 4 c
    flour
  • 1 & 1/2 tsp
    salt
  • ADD

  • 1/2 c
    solid vegetable shortening
  • 1 stick
    unsalted butter, cut into pieces
  • PULSE IN FOOD PROCESSOR UNTIL THE MIXTURE RESEMBLES LARGE CRUMBS.

  • ADD

  • 2 large
    eggs, beaten
  • PULSE UNTIL THE MIXTURE FORMS A SOFT DOUGH. DON'T OVER MIX, OR THE DOUGH WILL BE TOUGH.

  • SHAPE 1/3 OF THE DOUGH INTO A DISK. SHAPE THE REMAINING DOUGH INTO ANOTHER DISK. WRAP EACH DISK IN PLASTIC WRAP. CHILL 1 HOUR, OR OVERNIGHT.

  • FILLING

  • BEAT TOGETHER IN A LARGE BOWL

  • 2 lb
    ricotta cheese
  • 4 large
    eggs slightly beaten
  • 1 c
    pecorino romano freshly grated
  • 1/2 tsp
    freshly grated black pepper
  • STIR IN

  • 8 oz
    fresh mozzarella, chopped
  • 4 oz
    sliced boiled ham, chopped
  • 4 oz
    prosciutto, chopped
  • 4 oz
    sliced soppressata ( or other salami), chopped
  • 2 Tbsp
    chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley

How to Make Torta Rustica

Step-by-Step

  1. Place the oven rack in the middle of the oven.
    Preheat the oven to 375ยบ
    Butter a 9 x 3-inch springform pan.
  2. Roll out the larger piece of dough to a 15-inch circle.
    Drape the dough over the rolling pin.
    Carry the rolling pin to over the prepared pan.
    Fit the dough into the pan.
    Flatten any wrinkles.
    Scrape the filling into the pan.
  3. Roll out the smaller piece of dough to a 9 1/2-inch circle.
    Cut the dough into 3/4 inch wide strips.
    Lay half the strips 1 inch apart over the filling.
    Give the pie a quarter turn and place the remaining strips on top.
    Press the ends of the strips against the dough on the sides of the pan firmly to seal.
    Trim the excess dough
  4. Beat together
    1 egg yolk
    1 Tablespoon water
    Brush the lattice top with the egg mixture.
    Bake for 75 minutes.
    The pie should be golden brown on top and the filling should puff up.
    Cool the pie in the pan on a wire rack 10 minutes.
    Run a knife around the edge of the pan and remove the sides of the pan.
    Let the pie cool completely.
    serve at room temperature or lightly chilled.

Printable Recipe Card

About Torta Rustica

Course/Dish: Other Breakfast
Main Ingredient: Dairy
Regional Style: Italian
Other Tag: Heirloom




Show 2 Comments & Reviews

Breakfast Recipes To Start The Weekend Off Right

Breakfast Recipes to Start the Weekend Off Right

Kitchen Crew

Growing up, my mom would always say to me that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Because of mom's advice, I try to have breakfast every day....

20 Healthy Smoothie Recipes

20 Healthy Smoothie Recipes

Kitchen Crew @JustaPinch

Spring/Summer means it is time for fresh fruit, bathing suits, and hot weather. How do you cope with that? Super healthy and crazy delicious smoothies! Check out these healthy smoothie...

The History Of English Muffins Recipe

The History of English Muffins

Kitchen Crew @JustaPinch

Soft yet crunchy, English Muffins are great smeared with butter at breakfast, and the perfect base for Eggs Benedict. You can't make English Muffin pizzas without them. Since they're called...