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Deep-Dish Italian Cheese Pie

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10 servings

Also known as torta rustica, this glorious deep-dish pie is made with a variety of Italian-style ingredients and can be served warm or at room temperature.

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  • Heat oven to 425°F.
  • Roll 1 pastry sheet into 16-inch circle on lightly floured surface. Press lightly onto bottom and up side of 9-inch springform pan sprayed with cooking spray, extending edge of pastry over top edge of pan.
  • Mix 4 eggs and all remaining ingredients except peppers; spread half onto bottom of pastry crust. Top with peppers and remaining cheese mixture.
  • Roll remaining pastry surface to 12-inch circle. Cut out 9-inch circle; place over filling. Pinch edges of pastry together to seal. Cut pastry trimmings into desired shape with small cookie cutter; arrange on top crust. Beat remaining egg; brush onto crust. Place pan on baking sheet.
  • Bake 40 min. or until golden brown. Cool 30 min. Run knife around rim of pan to loosen crust; carefully remove rim.

Special Equipment Needed

Special Extra

Sprinkle 2 Tbsp. chopped fresh basil over red pepper layer in pie before covering with top crust and baking as directed.

Serving Suggestion

Serve with a bagged green salad tossed with your favorite KRAFT Dressing, such as Italian or Ranch.


This delicious pie is equally delicious whether served warm or at room temperature.


  • 10 servings

Nutritional Information

Serving Size 10 servings
Calories 480
Total fat 31g
Saturated fat 11g
Cholesterol 125mg
Sodium 750mg
Carbohydrate 32g
Dietary fiber 3g
Sugars 4g
Protein 19g
% Daily Value
Vitamin A 160 %DV
Vitamin C 25 %DV
Calcium 35 %DV
Iron 20 %DV

* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.

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