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Recipe : Entry # 8201
Name
Janice Bracewell
Phone
(334) 222-6494
Recipe Title
Pizza Giena (Italian Easter Pie)
Recipe Theme
April: Easter meal
Category
Side Dishes
Cooperative
Covington EC
Ingredients
Favorite pie dough recipe (need 2)
Filling:
1 lb. ham, chopped in small pieces 1/2 lb. Farmer cheese, cut up
1 lb. Ricotta cheese 6 eggs
2/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese 1/2 tsp. pepper
1/2 lb. shredded Mozzarella cheese

2 beaten egg yolks to be used on pastry crust
Directions
Use a large pie plate

Roll out bottom pastry; place in pie plate. Beat Ricotta cheese. Add eggs, then remaining ingredients. Mix well. Brush pastry bottom with beaten egg yolks before filling. Cover with top crust; brush with egg yolks. Make slits on crust. Bake for 45 minutes at 375 degrees F. Test with knife. Pie done when knife comes out clean.
Tell us about your recipe
I grew up in an Italian household and watched my grandmother make this pie every Easter. The tradition was carried on by my mother and aunts. Then my cousins and I continued the tradition after we married. To this day, my sons and their families expect me to make this pie as part of our Easter dinner.