Are you a fan of ricotta or custard torta? This Italian torta is so special, it’s sure to become a cornerstone in your baking repertory. Created to be delectable, Easter torta holds hidden edible treasures in a luscious creamy custard. Many torta recipes are part of the Italian family’s heritage representing generations of bakers who added their special touch to the family dish served for religious holidays. With Easter observed throughout the regions of Italy, let the celebration begin with the arrival of Torta Salata di Pasqua on the family dining table.
As savory pie, make buttery Flaky Pastry and line the baking pan. Fill it with ricotta, eggs, and cheese. Flavor it with ham, sausage, salame, prosciutto crudo, hard-boiled eggs, spinach, peas, or other spring vegetables. Serve as an appetizer or main dish on the same day as made or the following day. It makes a brunch or lunch menu elegant, too.
Two original recipe PDFs, Flaky Pastry Dough and Savory Italian Easter Pie, thoroughly tested. Extensive Chef’s Tips on ingredient options, flavorings, toppings, and the best methods for making this dish. Easy step-by-step directions with several photos.
Ingredient listing includes ounce/gram weights, volume, and inch/centimeter measurements, where applicable, making it easy to follow since every baker prepares recipes differently. Baking temperatures include F/C/Gas Mark for convenience. Timing may vary with heat source. Makes one 9-inch/23-cm torta. Up to 8 servings. Bake Time: 55 to 70 minutes depending on your choice of 3 toppings for this masterpiece. Pure pleasure any time of year. Enjoy!