Online Cooking Class - Traditional Italian Easter Pie

Learn how to make a savory, traditional Italian Easter dish from professional chef, Daniel.

In this interactive online cooking class, Chef Daniel will teach you how to make a delicious Easter pie like those found in Abruzzo, Italy—as well as hazelnut truffles. You'll begin by making the pie crust for your Easter pie, followed by preparing the rich filling of sausage, mozzarella, and spinach. As you cook, you will have opportunities to ask Chef Daniel for pointers or advice. Then, while your pie is baking, you will learn how to make rich hazelnut truffles dusted with sea salt.

  • Cooking class is fully interactive.
  • Chef accompanies you throughout the entire process.
  • Ask as many questions as you want!
  • Recipes Recipe links are sent in your booking confirmation.
  • Ingredients Ingredients can be adapted for dietary restrictions or lack of availability and can be delivered by your preferred local grocer with the link below.
  • Technology Connect with the chef using Zoom on your computer, tablet or mobile device.
  • Class Participation Chime in with questions through audio or chat. Use of video is optional.
  • Class Size Public class sizes are between 2 to 8 connections to provide an opportunity for all guests to participate and ask questions. Private classes can accommodate up to 498 guests.
  • Event Duration 75 minutes
  • Prep Time 20 minutes
  • Labels Couples, Fun, Gourmet, Group, Holiday


All-purpose flour
Unsalted butter
Heavy cream
Flaky sea salt
Large eggs
Small red bell peppers
Fresh spinach leaves
Neutral oil (e.g., canola oil)
Italian sausage links (or bulk Italian sausage)
Whole milk ricotta cheese
Pecorino cheese
Low-moisture mozzarella
Smoked ham
Italian salami
Flat-leaf parsley
Dark chocolate chips

Kitchen Equipment

2 small sheet trays
1 non-metal bowl
1 9-inch springform cake pan
Food processor (optional)
Rolling pin
2 large spoons
Pastry brush (optional)
Plastic wrap
1 small sauce pot

Prep Work Details

To be done the nIght before class: Pulse the flour, butter, and salt in a food processor until the mixture turns to a rough, sand-like texture. Add the egg and pulse 3 or 4 times until the pastry comes together. Transfer onto a worktop and gently bring together into a ball. Split dough into 2 disks: One with 3/4 of the dough (will serve as the bottom of your pie crust), and the other with the last quarter (will serve as the top of your pie crust). Wrap with plastic wrap and put let sit in the fridge overnight.

Cozymeal guest reviews for other experiences with Chef Daniel

Victor R.


21 Mar 2023

Chef Daniel was fantastic - my fiancé and I had an incredible time. Super knowledgeable and takes the time to walkthrough steps in detail. More importantly though the food was incredible. Highly recommend!

Diane H.


05 Mar 2023

Our session with Chef Dan yesterday was fabulous! The class part of the event was wonderful with everyone learning and enjoying themselves. The meal part of the event was outstanding in a beautiful, relaxing, setting.

Eric B.


01 Mar 2023

Chef Daniel was great! Highly recommend and we will be booking again!

Local Grocer Delivery Available!

$ 39 Per device

75-minute class hosted on Zoom. Tax included.

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Meet your chef

Chef Daniel
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After graduating culinary school and completing an immersive internship in Italian culture and cuisine in Umbria, Chef Daniel landed a job as a sous chef where he was able to learn from and partner with Iron Chef Jose Garces. For the past five years, Chef Daniel has been the go-to chef for six eateries that are part of a restaurant group that has helped transform a once desolate neighborhood into a modern and trendy village.

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