Pizza Rustica Recipe

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  1. Pastry: Blend the flour, the butter, the shortening and salt in a food processor until the mixture resembles coarse meal. Blend in the eggs. With the machine running, add the water 1 tablespoon at a time until the dough forms. Gather the dough into a ball. Divide the dough into 2 pieces, with 1 piece twice as large as the second piece. Flatten the dough pieces into disks. Wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate until the dough is firm enough to roll out, about 30 minutes.
  2. Position the rack on the bottom of the oven, and preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.
  3. Heat 1 tablespoon of oil in a heavy large frying pan over medium heat. Add the sausages and saute until golden brown, breaking the sausage into pieces, about 5 minutes. Add the garlic and saute until fragrant, about 1 minute. Transfer the mixture to a small bowl and set aside to cool.
  4. Meanwhile, heat 1 tablespoon of oil in the same frying pan over medium heat. Add the spinach and cook until the spinach wilts and the juices evaporate, stirring often, about 10 minutes. Cool to room temperature. Squeeze the spinach to drain as much liquid as possible.
  5. Into a large bowl, add egg yolks and beat lightly. Stir in the ricotta, mozzarella, and 1/3 cup of Parmesan cheese. Add the sausage, the spinach and prosciutto to the mixture and stir to combine.
  6. Roll out larger piece of dough on a lightly floured work surface to a 17-inch round. Transfer the dough to a 9-inch springform pan. Trim the dough overhang to 1 inch. Spoon the ricotta mixture into the dough-lined pan. Roll out the remaining piece of dough into a 12-inch round. Place the dough over the filling. Pinch the edges of the doughs together to seal, then crimp the dough edges decoratively. Brush the beaten 1 large egg over the entire pastry top. Sprinkle the remaining 2 tablespoons Parmesan over the top. Bake on the bottom shelf until the crust is golden brown, about 1 hour.
  7. Let stand 15 minutes. Release the pan sides and transfer the pizza to a platter. Cut into wedges and serve.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 739.25 Kcal (3095 kJ)
Calories from fat 401.73 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 44.64g 69%
Cholesterol 281.11mg 94%
Sodium 1394.49mg 58%
Potassium 595.65mg 13%
Total Carbs 46.56g 16%
Sugars 0.65g 3%
Dietary Fiber 3.45g 14%
Protein 37.64g 75%
Vitamin C 13.3mg 22%
Vitamin A 0.2mg 7%
Iron 3.3mg 18%
Calcium 575.9mg 58%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 262.62 Kcal (1100 kJ)
Calories from fat 142.71 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 15.86g 69%
Cholesterol 99.86mg 94%
Sodium 495.39mg 58%
Potassium 211.6mg 13%
Total Carbs 16.54g 16%
Sugars 0.23g 3%
Dietary Fiber 1.23g 14%
Protein 13.37g 75%
Vitamin C 4.7mg 22%
Vitamin A 0.1mg 7%
Iron 1.2mg 18%
Calcium 204.6mg 58%

* 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

  • 17.8
  • 20

Good Points

  • saturated fat free,
  • sugar free

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium

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