4 lbs brioche dough
2 lbs Provolone, sliced
1-1/2 lbs PEPPERED OR SMOKED TURKEY BREAST, cubed
1-1/2 lbs artichoke hearts, qtered (well drained)
2 lbs Ricotta
2 oz fresh garlic, chopped
1 tbsp dried basil
1 tbsp dried oregano
1 tsp salt
1 tsp freshly grated nutmeg
1 lb spinach leaves, sauteed & drained well
2 oz pine nuts, toasted
1 lb red peppers, grilled, seeded & halved
As needed egg wash
Spray a 12" spring form pan with non-stick pan coating.
On a floured surface, roll out 3 pounds of brioche dough to 1/4-1/2 inch thickness.
Line the spring form pan with dough, allowing 1 inch of dough to hang over sides of the pan. Trim away excess dough.
Layer 1/2 pound of sliced Provolone atop the brioche dough.
Add turkey cubes evenly covering the cheese.
In a separate bowl, combine artichokes, Ricotta, garlic, basil, oregano, salt and nutmeg. Cover turkey with Ricotta mixture. Layer with another 1/2 pound Provolone. Press Provolone down firmly to remove air pockets.
Strain spinach and spread over Provolone. Sprinkle spinach with pine nuts. Layer with another 1/2 pound of Provolone.
Place pepper halves over Provolone and cover peppers with remaining sliced Provolone.
Roll out remaining 1 pound brioche dough to 1/4-1/2 inch thickness and cover torta. Trim away excess dough; pinch and roll top dough with overhanging bottom dough to seal the torta.
Brush top of torta with egg wash and place in a preheated 375 degree F oven for 15 minutes. After 15 minutes, cover torta with foil and bake for 45-50 minutes.
Allow to cool completely. For clean edged slices, slice cold and reheat. Garnish with fresh herbs.
Serve with a crisp garden salad or a fresh fruit salad.
Total Calories 950
Calories from Fat 400
Total Fat 44 g
% Daily Total Fat 68
Saturated Fat 19 g
% Daily Saturated Fat 95
Cholesterol 145 g
% Daily Cholesterol 48
Sodium 2590 mg
% Daily Sodium 108
Total Carbohydrates 87 g
% Daily Total Carbohydrates 29
Dietary Fiber 8 g
% Daily Dietary Fiber 32
Sugars 7 g
Protein 58 g
% Daily Protein 110
% Daily Vitamin C 150
% Daily Calcium 90
% Daily Iron 45