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Chef John's Pizza Rustica

A homemade dough is the first step in making Chef John's pizza rustica, a traditional Italian Easter recipe. We mix up the dough ingredients and knead it just a bit before popping it in the refrigerator to rest while we prepare the filling. Once the filling ingredients (three types of cheese, four kinds of meat, and eggs to keep it all together) are combined in a bowl, we mix them like there's no tomorrow to ensure they're well combined. Time to roll the dough! The bottom crust gets carefully pressed into the bottom of an oiled and flour-dusted springform pan, and we can use any excess pieces of dough to patch where needed. After pouring in the delicious filling, we position the top crust, brush it with egg wash, and trim and press the sides before crimping the edges to seal. After 1 hour and 15 minutes, this golden brown, savory beauty comes out to rest a bit before we slice and serve up this embarrassment of riches. Get the recipe for Chef John’s Pizza Rustica.

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