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Pizza Rustica
Pizza Rustica
Recipe Type:  Holiday Recipes
Servings  9
Ingredients
4    sheets store bought pie dough, thawed  
3  pound  whole milk ricotta  
1  pound  Mozzarella cheese, shredded  
8    Large eggs   
2    large egg yolks  
0.333333  cup  pecorino cheese, grated  
8  ounce  sweet dry sausage, casing removed , diced  
0.25  cup  parsley, chopped  
0.5  teaspoon  Freshly ground black pepper  
1  pinch  Kosher Salt  
0    egg wash   
2  tablespoon  Demerara sugar for garnish  

Directions
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. 1. Layer a Copper Chef with three sheets of the pie dough. Be sure to press the individual pieces together to form one sheet, and line the pan almost to the top. 2. Meanwhile, in a large mixing bowl, stir the ricotta until smooth. Add the eggs to the ricotta, two at a time, mixing well before adding the next set. Add the yolks and stir to combine. 3. Add the pecorino, sausage, prosciutto, mozzarella, parsley, pepper, and salt and mix well to combine. 4. Pour the ricotta mixture into the pastry-lined Copper Chef. 5. Use a pizza cutter to cut the remaining pie dough sheet into strips. Create a lattice over the cheese mixture. Brush the exposed dough with egg wash and sprinkle with the Demerara sugar. 6. Bake for about one hour and forty-five minutes, until the the cheese is almost completely set. 7. Allow the pizza rustica to cool at room temperature for one hour before transferring to the refrigerator. Serve cold.