Pizza Gain Aka Pizzagaina,Pizza Rustic,Italian Easter Ham

Pizza Gain Aka Pizzagaina,Pizza Rustic,Italian Easter Ham

Pizza Gain Aka Pizzagaina,Pizza Rustic,Italian Easter Ham

Pizza Gain Aka Pizzagaina,Pizza Rustic,Italian Easter Ham

Pizza Gain, also known as Pizzagaina, Pizza Rustic, or Italian Easter Ham Pie, is a
traditional Italian-American dish commonly enjoyed during Easter. It is a savory pie
made with a flaky crust and filled with a variety of ingredients such as ham, salami,
ricotta cheese, mozzarella, and sometimes vegetables. The pie is often enriched with
eggs and seasoned with herbs, creating a flavorful and hearty dish that brings families
together to celebrate the Easter holiday with a delicious culinary tradition.
Prep Time 3 hours 30 minutes
Cook Time 3 hours 30 minutes
Servings 28
Calories 313.6 kcal

Equipment

  • Ingredients Required 14 items

Ingredients
  

  • 21/2 lbs. of ham cut into cubes or thick slices from the deli counter
  • Prosciutto 1/4 lb. (this is normal prosciutto; the following component is prosciutini)
  • Prosciutto also known as pepper ham, black pepper ham, or prozuttini, weighs 1/4 lb.
  • A quarter pound of hot or spicy hot capicola
  • 1/4 pound of firm salami
  • 1/4 pound of Genoa salami
  • Fresh mozzarella cheese 1 kg
  • Cubed whole brick mozzarella made from whole milk weighs one pound.
  • 1 Ib of fresh basket cheese also known as farmer's cheese or Easter cheese
  • Ricotta cheese 3 lbs.
  • Sliced pepperoni from one stick
  • a third of a cup of parmesan cheese
  • Pizza dough 4 lbs.

Notes

DIRECTIONS TO PREPARE 5 STEPS
Cut up the ham. Sliced meat can be cut with scissors or by rolling and slicing. cube
mozzarella. In a very large bowl, add ricotta & basket cheese. Add 15 eggs. Hand stirs
by the whisk.3 heaping tablespoons of grated cheese should be added, followed by the cubed meat.
and cheese.
Melted butter should first be brushed onto the pan. The dish is rolled out and laid. Add the meat
and cheese mixture. Add the top layer of dough and tightly pinch the seams of the bottom and
top layers of dough.
Brush top with oil then egg. Sprinkle with grated cheese. Make an Easter cross with
processed cheese. To vent, make an easter cross using a big fork. Bless.
Bake 375*x 10 min then 350*x 60 min then 325* x 30-45 minutes.
Take it out of the oven. Butter should be applied to the top. After 2-3 hours, flip over.
overnight on a large board. Cover the pizza tightly with a paper towel.foil,& dish-towel.
Refrigerate. Serve at noon or later on easter Saturday.
Conclusion
Pizza Gain, known by various names such as Pizzagaina, Pizza Rustic, or Italian Easter
Ham Pie, holds a special place in Italian-American culinary traditions during Easter
celebrations. Its flaky crust and rich, savory fillings of ham, salami, cheese, and eggs
create a delightful and satisfying dish. As families come together to enjoy this delicious
pie, it not only tantalizes the taste buds but also serves as a reminder of the cultural
heritage and the joy of sharing food and festivities with loved ones.

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