Check out Emily’s link, one of this week’s hosts, to find the recipe for the Pizza Rustica. Capital Region Dining Blog. The recipe is on page 430 of Baking with Julia.
I made this yesterday because I had four big college boys here to try the recipe out on. My son is home for spring break and he had some friends over to watch the NCAA Championship basketball game. The verdict on the pizza pie wasn’t too enthusiastic, ranging from “I like it” to “I’m not really a quiche kinda guy.” I thought it was ok, but needed more substance in the filling. I’m thinking broccoli or spinach would have done the trick.
The crust was easy to make in the food processor. I used butter instead of lard since the recipe gave the option to choose. It wasn’t the easiest to roll out, but then I chilled it for an hour and it worked better. Overall, this was a quick and easy recipe, and I’d do it again with less sugar in the crust and more veggies in the filling.