An Easter pie with meat is a must during this festive holiday season. They are impressive yet easy to make. Plus, an Easter meat pie a great way to feed a crowd.
All it takes to make an Easter pie with meat is just a little time in the kitchen but the results are well worth it. Let's take a look at what's involved in the process.
Italian Easter Meat Pie
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An Italian Easter meat pie, known as pizza rustica, will be a treat for your friends and family. It is a double crusted cheese and meat pie that is a must try.
Easter Meat Pie Crust
A buttery flaky crust is a must for any Easter meat pie. Try this recipe for a flawless Easter meat pie crust:
450g (3 cups) flour
200g (7 oz) butter
a pinch of salt
a bit of water
Place the flour and salt in a mixing bowl. Cut the butter into squares and rub it into the flour using your hands. Continue working the butter until the dough resembles breadcrumbs.
Stir in the eggs and enough water to form a dough. Knead well and form into two flattened discs. Wrap in plastic and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
Once the filling is ready roll out the dough. Place one a piece of dough inside a pie tin. Add the filling and top with remaining piece of dough. Cut two or three slits to allow steam to escape. Brush with a beaten egg and bake according to the recipe instructions.
Easter Meat Pie with Basket Cheese
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Basket cheese is a type of fresh Italian cheese molded inside plastic baskets, hence the name. Its flavor is a cross between mozzarella and ricotta.
Making an Easter meat pie with basket cheese is a nice way to kick things up a notch.
Try this recipe from Brown Eyed Baker.