Anna's Easter Ham Pie
This recipe was passed down to me by Anna, my husband's Italian grandmother. It was passed down to her by her mother, and she was kind enough to share it. She calls it an 'Easter pie,' but it's great any time of year.
Try black pepper-flavored ham in place of the Italian-style. Boiled ham can be used in place of the roasted ham, too.
Fresh basket cheese is usually available in the supermarket just before Easter, or you can purchase it at an Italian specialty shop. Do not make the mistake of substituting fresh mozzarella cheese. It's not the same, and the pie will come out rubbery; trust me, I tried it.
Cool to at least room temperature before serving. This pie is best when served cold.