Pizza Gain Aka Pizzagaina, Pizza Rustica, Italian Easter Ham Pie Recipe

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  1. Cube ham meat. Cut sliced meat by rolling & slicing or cutting with scissors. Cube mozzarella. In very large bowl, add ricotta & basket cheese. Add 15 eggs. Hand stir with whisk. Add 3 heaping tablespoons Grated cheese - then stir in the cubed meat and cheese.
  2. Brush pan with oil then melted butter. Roll out & lay dough. Add cheese/meat mixture. Add top layer of dough and pinch bottom & top dough seams together tightly.
  3. Brush top with oil then egg. Sprinkle with grated cheese. Make Easter Cross with large fork to vent. Bless.
  4. Bake 375º x 10 min then 350º x 60 min then 325º x 30-45 minute.
  5. Remove from oven. Brush top with melted butter. Cool 2-3 hours Turn upside down overnight on large board. Cover pizza tightly with paper towel, foil, & dish-towel. Refrigerate. Serve noon or later on Easter Saturday.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 431.2 Kcal (1805 kJ)
Calories from fat 206.75 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 22.97g 35%
Cholesterol 153.03mg 51%
Sodium 1428.17mg 60%
Potassium 302.74mg 6%
Total Carbs 22.94g 8%
Sugars 1.43g 6%
Dietary Fiber 1.13g 5%
Protein 32.49g 65%
Vitamin C 0.6mg 1%
Vitamin A 70.9mg 2362%
Iron 1.4mg 8%
Calcium 479.5mg 48%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 199.24 Kcal (834 kJ)
Calories from fat 95.53 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 10.61g 35%
Cholesterol 70.71mg 51%
Sodium 659.9mg 60%
Potassium 139.89mg 6%
Total Carbs 10.6g 8%
Sugars 0.66g 6%
Dietary Fiber 0.52g 5%
Protein 15.01g 65%
Vitamin C 0.3mg 1%
Vitamin A 32.7mg 2362%
Iron 0.6mg 8%
Calcium 221.5mg 48%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Recipe Tags

Weightwatchers Points

  • 10.3
  • 11

Good Points

  • saturated fat free

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium

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