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                               PIZZA POT PIE
 
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 Serving Size  : 8    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Main dish                        Casseroles
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    2       lb           Italian sausage, sweet
    2       lb           Italian sausage, hot
    4 1/2   c            -Spicy Tomato Sauce
    2       c            Ricotta cheese
      1/2   c            Parmesan cheese, imported,
                         -freshly grated
      3/4   c            Parsley, fresh, chopped
    2 1/2   tb           Oregano, dried
    2                    Eggs
                         Freshly ground black pepper
    4       c            Mozzarella cheese, grated
                         Pizza dough, raised once
 
     Preheat oven to 350øF.
     In a heavy skillet saut‚ sausages until brown. Drain well and transfer to
   a bowl. Stir Spicy Tomato Sauce into the sausages and reserve.
     Mix ricotta, Parmesan, 1/2 cup of parsley, 2 tablespoons of oregano, 1
   egg, and freshly ground black pepper to taste.
     In a rectangular ovenproof dish, about 9 x 13 inches, spread half of the
   sausage mixture. Dot this with half of the ricotta mixture and sprinkle 2
   cups of the mozzarella evenly over the entire surface. Sprinkle with 1/2 of
   the remaining parsley and half of the remaining oregano. Repeat.
     Roll out three-quarters of the dough to a thickness of about 1/3 inch,
   being certain the dough is about 1 inch larger than the pan all the way
   around. Transfer dough to top of pizza and tuck in excess all around. Beat
   remaining egg with 1 tablespoon water and brush some of it on top of crust.
     Roll out remaining dough and use it to form decorative shapes, cut with
   cookie cutters if you like. Arrange shapes on top of crust, brush again
   with beaten egg, and bake for 35 to 45 minutes, or until the top is golden
   brown and the edges are bubbling.
     Let pizza stand for 30 minutes before cutting.
  
 
 
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