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Tuesday, April 3, 2012

TWD: Pizza Rustica



I made this latest recipe this past weekend for a wonderful brunch with my great friend Naomi. We had brunch during the break in between sessions of General Conference, which is one of my favorite events of the year. Food with a good friend made it even better! I was definitely expecting something more like a real pizza, but this ended up being a quiche. It was still pretty good. Naomi brought some hash brown muffins which paired perfectly with the pizza! We also had a spinach and goat cheese salad with dried cherries


 I didn't mess with the filling too much, I just added 3 oz of sopressata in addition to 3 oz of pancetta. I reduced the sugar in the crust to 1 oz because a really sweet crust with a savory filing didn't sound that enticing. I really liked the balance with the reduced sugar though. I made the crust the night before and chilled it so that it would be easier to work with. If you use a thermometer in baking, I found that if you take it out while it's 155 in the center it finishes cooking outside the oven and sets up perfectly.

Overall the recipe wasn't too difficult. Next time I might add some veggies to mix it up and I'd probably use my favorite pie crust instead. You can find the recipe at Capitol Region Dining Blog or The Place They Call Home.You can check out other people's interpretations at the TWD blog



20 comments:

  1. Looks like you both had a great time, the salad looks great too!!

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  2. And it was soo good. SO glad you posted the recipe :)

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    1. I'm glad you liked it so much :)

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  3. Your pizza rustica looks great!

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  4. Very nice - what a perfect brunch menu item!

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    1. It turned out unexpectedly well!

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  5. How fun that you had a potluck brunch with a friend. I thought this came together easily, too. I'm not sure I'll repeat this exact recipe, but it does give me some ideas for variations on this theme.

    Have a Happy Easter!

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  6. i too reduced the sugar.. didnt convince me too much.. yours browned really well!!!

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  7. I cut way back on the sugar..it tasted great! Im glad you enjoyed this recipe:)

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    1. Yeah I'm really glad I cut down the sugar :)

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  8. You guys are so cute watching Conference together and eating quiche (or pizza, whatever!) Sounds like a blast. Your pizza rustica looks perfectly delicious. My favorite Conference moments: Elder Holland, "It's getting late..." and Elder Uchtdorf talking about that bumper sticker (Don't judge me just because I sin differently than you do-or something like that.) Great post!

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    1. The bumper sticker comment was pretty awesome!

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