Pizza Escarole (Escarole Pie - Italian)
photo by BlondieItaliana
- Ready In:
- 1hr 45mins
- 4 lbs pizza dough
- 8 heads escarole
- 6 garlic cloves, sliced
- 1⁄4 cup extra virgin olive oil
- 14 ounces sliced olives (DRAINED)
- 1 (2 ounce) can anchovies
- 1⁄4 cup butter, melted
- 1 -2 teaspoon sugar (optional)
- red pepper flakes (optional)
- Cut bottom off escarole. Then cut in half. Clean escarole in sink of water as many times until water is clean and no dirt. Boil in pot of salted water until tender - approximately 20 minutes. If bitter add 1-2 teaspoons sugar. Drain very well. Squeeze out all excess water with hands or in paper towel or dish towel.
- Next sauté escarole in frying pan with garlic and olive oil. Cold garlic 1st in cold oil or else escarole becomes crisp. Add red pepper flakes if you like it hot.
- Add drained, sliced olives and salt as desired. Keep in mind anchovies will be salty. When done, drain excess oil out of escarole via colander.
- Place dough in oiled then buttered pan (I use brush). Make sure dough comes up sides of pan. Put escarole mixture inside dough. Add anchovies on top in layered pieces. Stir lightly through. Put on top layer of dough for crust. Pinch seems together tightly of top and bottom dough layers. Brush with oil on top and melted butter. Make fork holes for ventilation.
- Bake 400ºF for 15 minutes. Then reduce to 350ºF for 30 minutes or until golden brown.
- Brush melted butter on top crust when removed from oven.
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Omg, thank you so much for posting this recipe!!!!!!!!!!! I cannot tell you how long I have searched for this. It reminded me of my childhood and this is the exact recipe my grandmother and great grandmother used to make for all of us. I have made this about 4x now since you posted and just had to comment. Tyvm for bringing back my childhood memories and reminding me of my italian roots on my mother s side.
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