Following the recipe of a loved one who has passed makes us feel like they’re still beside us in the kitchen. This is especially true for Nadine Jarossy, a faithful follower of my blog, as she prepares her grandmother’s Italian Easter Pie. Traditionally made on Good Friday and savored all weekend, the pie is a rich, rustic treat signifying the end of Lent.
Nadine has a vibrant connection with her grandmother Katherine, which is kept alive every Easter. Nadine’s earliest memory of the pie is from visits to her grandparents’ Hazleton home and Italian grocery when she was 5 or 6 years old.
We talk with Nadine about this recipe, and all of her priceless memories surrounding it. Sharing this recipe is like sharing a piece of her heart.
Find the recipe in the March 9th printing of the Reading Eagle’s Berks Country insert or here later this month. Subscribe to my blog to catch every recipe.
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Food Chick says
My favorite pie of all pies. i could eat it all by myself. great!
Jackie Madsen says
When will you publish this recipe for the Easter pie? Tried to get it from the reading paper but a subscription is necessary. The pod cast is hard to follow please reply.
Hi Jackie, thanks for the note. I am actually working on getting it up today or tomorrow. Thanks for listening!
Neat how you could take this recipe and make it your own. So maybe a sourdough pizza crust… or make it vegetarian with soy crumbles? Anyway, I enjoyed listening to this cool tradition!
Hi bmussel1 ! It is easy to make it vegetarian but the eggs really help hold it together. Bumping up the flavor with roasted red pepper helps. I bet adding caramelized onions would be nice too. You could skip the faux meat altogether, if you like, with the roasted/caramelized veggies.
I say, especially with a recipe like this one, follow it first then play with the next one, to make it your own. Please let me know if you enjoy it! I’ll be getting the recipe up this week.
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