This meat pie is a winner every Easter. Stuffed full of ham, salami, and prosciutto, as well as ricotta, Parmesan, and mozzarella cheeses, this pie really satisfies!

Recipe Summary

prep:
45 mins
cook:
1 hr
total:
1 hr 45 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
2 - 9 inch pies
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C).

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  • Place ricotta in a large mixing bowl and add eggs one at a time while mixing on low speed. Stir in mozzarella, ham, salami, and prosciutto until all ingredients are well combined. Line two 9 inch pans with pastry. Spoon half of mixture into each pan. Sprinkle half of the Parmesan cheese over each pie, then cover with top pastry. Crimp edges and cut steam vents in tops.

  • Bake in preheated oven for 1 hour, until crust is golden brown. Cool on racks.

Nutrition Facts

727 calories; protein 33.8g; carbohydrates 31.2g; fat 51.4g; cholesterol 193.6mg; sodium 1601.6mg. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 5 stars
09/02/2003
This recipe has been revised to include the two missing pie crusts. The recipe calls for 4 pie crusts total. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
01/31/2006
Not bad! I halved the recipe with no problems. From the start it seemed to need a little spice. So I sauteed an onion 2 garlic cloves and one jalapeno. I used one pound ground turkey instead of all that pork to which I added the onion garlic pepper mix. To the cheese mixture I added italian seasoning cumin and paprika. I mixed the meat mixture with the cheese as per the recipe. But I made it crustless so I just put it all into one 9 x 13 lasagne pan sprinkled the parmesan and then baked it as instructed. It came out as a very pretty meat pie. Thanks! Read More
(21)
119 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 83
  • 4 star values: 25
  • 3 star values: 9
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
09/02/2003
This recipe has been revised to include the two missing pie crusts. The recipe calls for 4 pie crusts total. Read More
(99)
Rating: 4 stars
04/15/2007
Excellent. Word of advice...do NOT add onions and garlic. Also mozzarella cheese is not authentic in this recipe. Do not use bacon instead of prosciutto Read More
(78)
Rating: 5 stars
03/03/2005
This is it! This is the recipe my Nonna used to make. I can't wait to make it for my family. The only difference is that Nonna's pie was made in a square pyrex glass baking dish and she made a lattice top using a zig-zag style ravioli cutter to make the strips. Thanks so much for bringing back a little bit of family history to our table. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/09/2005
I loved this recipe. I halved the recipe and used a springform pan and it looked beautiful and tasted wonderful. I also left off the top crust as someone else suggested and it turned out great. It will be on my list for favorite Easter recips. Thanks for sharing! Read More
(36)
Rating: 5 stars
04/21/2003
Maybe this last year for Easter I will be making it again this year. It was wonderful! My Italian husband and both of our families loved it. My mother in law said it was the best she'd ever had inculding hers! I almost fell off my chair. Highly recommened. Read More
(31)
Rating: 5 stars
11/12/2003
This was my first attempt at making an Easter meat pie. I have had several others that friends have made. THis was a little lighter than theirs and I liked it better. The only change I made was I left off the top crust and baked till the chese was a golden color. Absolutely perfect!! Thanks Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/27/2011
I have been researching Italian Easter Meat Pie since I saw it being made by the Cake Boss and his family! It looked soooo goood! I have read many recipes and learned how many different versions there are. I used this one as a basis. I halfed the recipe for 2 with lots of leftovers! I used a bottom crust only and that was a pizza dough placed in my Pampered Chef stone deep dish pie pan, prebaked for 5 minutes. I used 15 oz of riccotta, 3 eggs, 1/2 lb. cappacola, 1/4 lb. hard salami, a big handful of pepperoni, chopped, 4 hard cooked eggs, chopped, 1 cup mozzarela cheese, 1/4 lb. provalone and a good shake or 2 of parmesan cheese, garlic powder and Italian seasoning. This was so good and it will become an Easter weekend tradition for us, even though i am Irish!! I served this with a Cesar Salad. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
01/30/2006
Not bad! I halved the recipe with no problems. From the start it seemed to need a little spice. So I sauteed an onion 2 garlic cloves and one jalapeno. I used one pound ground turkey instead of all that pork to which I added the onion garlic pepper mix. To the cheese mixture I added italian seasoning cumin and paprika. I mixed the meat mixture with the cheese as per the recipe. But I made it crustless so I just put it all into one 9 x 13 lasagne pan sprinkled the parmesan and then baked it as instructed. It came out as a very pretty meat pie. Thanks! Read More
(21)
Rating: 5 stars
04/12/2004
My husband is Italian. His aunt used to make this except that she used pizza dough instead of a pie shell. I used the pizza dough with this recipe and my husband said it was as good as his Aunts! Everyone loved it! Read More
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