Ham and Cheese Picnic Pie

Serves: 13
Total Calories: 444


1 recipe (2-crust) pie pastry
3 eggs
1 (15-ounce) carton ricotta cheese
1 (15-ounce) carton small-curd cottage cheese, drained
1/2 cup seasoned bread crumbs
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1/4 cup minced fresh parsley
1 1/2 teaspoons Creole or Italian seasoning, divided
salt to taste
1/2 - 1 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
2 or 3 dashes hot sauce
1 pound deli ham, cut into 1/4-inch cubes
1 bunch green onions, thinly sliced
1 egg, beaten


Roll half the pastry into an 11-inch circle. Fit into a 10-inch springform pan. Chill in refrigerator.

Beat 3 eggs in a large bowl. Add ricotta cheese, cottage cheese, bread crumbs, Parmesan cheese, parsley, 1 teaspoon Creole seasoning, salt, pepper, and hot sauce, and mix well. Stir in ham, mozzarella cheese, and green onions. Pour into pastry-lined pan. Pull edge of pastry over filling. Brush with 1/2 of the beaten egg.

Roll remaining pastry into a 12-inch circle. Place over filling, crimping edges of pastry together; the edge will be inside the springform pan. Brush with remaining beaten egg. Sprinkle with remaining 1/2 teaspoon Creole seasoning. Bake at 375° for 1 hour and 10 minutes. Remove from oven. Let stand until cool. Chill in refrigerator. Serve at room temperature.

Nutritional Facts:

Serves: 13
Total Calories: 444
Calories from Fat: 30

This Ham and Cheese Picnic Pie recipe is from the Recipe Hall of Fame One Dish Wonders Cookbook. Download this Cookbook today.

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