Italian Easter Pie

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Appears in Cook's Country April/May 2014

This classic meat-and-cheese Easter pie is delicious—but overwhelming. We wanted to keep its virtues but make it fresher and lighter for modern-day appetites.

SERVES12

TIME2 hours, plus 1 hour chilling and 4 hours cooling

Italian Easter Pie

WHY THIS RECIPE WORKS

Made to feed a crowd, torta rustica, or Italian Easter pie, is a hefty construction of meats and cheeses wrapped in a pastry crust. So that it can stand up to the considerable fillings, we reinforce our crust with eggs and knead the dough t...

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