Sausage and Ricotta Pie

Sfuogghiu cu’ ricotta e sausizza

Preparation info
  • Serves

    6 to 8

    • Difficulty


Appears in
Sicilian Feasts

By Giovanna Bellia La Marca

Published 2023

  • About

My mother’s way of rolling out the pastry for this pie made the top blossom with many layers that would open up during baking. You could substitute butter for the lard, but lard will make the crust very flaky and very flavorful. The variations use the very same ingredients, but shape it a little differently. All three are delicious.



Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Roll the dough into a thin rectangle (about 12 by 18 inches). Spread the lard on the whole surface, cut the dough into ½-inch strips. Stack the strips one on top of the other, then carefully roll them from end to end into a flat cylinder. Cut the cylind