Sue's Torta Rustica Recipe

Posted by
Rate It!
Sue's Torta Rustica
Add your photo!



  1. Prepare the pastry: combine the flour, baking powder, and salt in a bowl. Stir in 3 beaten eggs, 2 tablespoons vegetable oil, and the cold water, and mix just until combined. Wrap the dough in plastic and refrigerate for 20 minutes.
  2. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat and stir in the Italian sausage. Cook and stir until the sausage is crumbly, evenly browned, and no longer pink. Drain and discard any excess grease. Cool.
  3. Divide the pastry into two unequal pieces, about one-third and two-thirds. Roll the small piece out on a lightly floured surface. Trace the bottom of a springform pan to make a 9-inch circle; keep any scraps of dough. Transfer the circle of dough to a plate or baking sheet and refrigerate. Roll out the larger piece of dough and any leftover scraps into a large circle about 1/4-inch thick. Carefully fold the dough in half and transfer it to a 9-inch springform pan. Let the weight of the dough sink down into the sides of the pan; gently press the dough into the bottom edges. Use a sharp knife or kitchen shears to trim the dough to have a 1-inch overhang. Refrigerate while you assemble the filling.
  4. Preheat an oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  5. Combine the 1 tablespoon vegetable oil, 3 beaten eggs, the ricotta, mozzarella, and Parmesan cheeses, and the chopped parsley in a bowl and mix well.
  6. Layer the filling in the pastry-lined springform pan. Place 4 slices of ham, half the pepperoni, and half of the hard-cooked egg slices in the bottom of the pan. Top with half of the cubed salami and half of the cooked Italian sausage. Spread half of the ricotta cheese mixture on top. Repeat the layers.
  7. Top the filled torta with the chilled round of pastry. Fold the edges over and crimp the crust to seal. Brush the pastry with the melted butter and bake in the preheated oven until the pastry is a deep golden brown, 45 minutes to 1 hour. Let cool at least 15 minutes before slicing.
Kitchen-Friendly View

Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 6512.34 Kcal (27266 kJ)
Calories from fat 3937.43 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 437.49g 673%
Cholesterol 3796mg 1265%
Sodium 24180.41mg 1008%
Potassium 7169.12mg 153%
Total Carbs 81.75g 27%
Sugars 10.4g 42%
Dietary Fiber 5.09g 20%
Protein 573.2g 1146%
Vitamin C 22.3mg 37%
Vitamin A 0.3mg 9%
Iron 32.6mg 181%
Calcium 4588.2mg 459%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 190.32 Kcal (797 kJ)
Calories from fat 115.07 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 12.79g 673%
Cholesterol 110.94mg 1265%
Sodium 706.67mg 1008%
Potassium 209.52mg 153%
Total Carbs 2.39g 27%
Sugars 0.3g 42%
Dietary Fiber 0.15g 20%
Protein 16.75g 1146%
Vitamin C 0.7mg 37%
Iron 1mg 181%
Calcium 134.1mg 459%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Find out how many calories should you eat.


  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
Search recipes
by ingredients
Construct & Analyze
Your Recipe

Recipe Tags

Weightwatchers Points

  • 165.9
  • 173

Good Points

  • saturated fat free,
  • sugar free

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium,
  • High in Total Fat

Share Recipe

Get Your Recipe of Health!
Follow RecipeOfHealth on Facebook!
Scroll to top