Sunday, December 13, 2009

Feta Spinach Pie with Whole Wheat Crust

I had this awhile back for lunch at Heather's house and it was fantastic. It's quick to make and makes a nice meal with a salad.

1 frozen pie shell
1/3 pkg. drained frozen spinach
3 eggs
1/2 C milk (I often use soy milk)
1/2 tbsp. crushed garlic
pepper to taste
1 C feta or ricotta (I've only ever made it with light feta)
1/3 C parmesan

Mix everything together and pour into pie shell. Bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 38 minutes.

I often make my own whole-wheat crust with a recipe that came with my Cuisinart food processor.

Basic Pastry

1 1/2 C flour (I substitute whole-wheat)
1/2 C very cold unsalted butter, cut into 1-inch pieces
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 C ice water

Use metal blade to process flour, butter and salt until mixture is like coarse meal, about 8 seconds. Add ice water and pulse until dough begins to clump together. Do not let it form a ball. Put dough in a plastic food storage bag. Work through bag to press dough together into a ball, then a flat disc.

Refrigerate dough for at least 1 hour before rolling it out.


Alanna said...

this was amazing. Scott really impressed my family with it, holy crap it tasted good.

Kris said...

So now I'm all curious after reading Ashley's comments ... can I make it without a crust??

Lindsay said...

Yup, I don't see what not. I've also seen rice crusts. You could search on google, because that'd give you a gluten-free version.