Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Spinach Pie

This is what I will make for dinner on my lazy days. Just mix and put everything on a pie shell and bake. Traditional spinach pie is bake with phyllo dough but since I don't have it I just used the store bought short crust pastry.

Ingredients for the filling :

1 packet (10 oz) frozen chopped spinach (thaw and squeezed dry)
1 cup of cooked chicken - roughly chopped
3 slices of ham - cut small (Optional)
1/2 cup of chopped green onions
3 eggs
1/2 cup of half and half
1/2 cup of low fat ricotta cheese
1/4 cup of grated parmesan cheese
1/2 tsp of garlic powder
salt and pepper to taste
3 tomatoes - sliced

2 pieces of short crust pastry
1 egg - beaten

1) Pre-heat the oven to 350 degree F. In a large bowl combined the filling ingredients except the tomatoes and mix well. Set aside.
2) Line the bottom of a baking dish with 1 piece of the pastry. Pour in the filling and arrange the tomato slices on top of the filling.
3) Cover the top of the pie with another piece of pastry. Press the edges together and trim it. Cut several slits on top of the pastry and brush with beaten egg.
4) Bake for 50 minutes to an hour or until the pastry is golden brown .

23 comments:

Yatie_T said...

Gert,
I've never seen a pretty pie in my whole life. What kind of mold did you used? All those leafs on top of the pie is so cantik.

Little Corner of Mine said...

Love how you decorated the top with leaves, like Fall is in the air.

Christelle said...

Oh this pie is incredibly fluffy, I'm drooling! That's the problem with the internet, you can see but you can't taste ;)

Salt N Turmeric said...

Gert, cantiknya your pie! how did you cut it to make the design?

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Bits of Life 'n' Taste said...

Hey! You are great, always came out with superb idea and combination! I should try this for my son as he is not so keen of greens. Thanks for the idea!

Beachlover said...

Gert,Now you give me an idea what to do with leftover cold cut!!..Love your leaves:)..

Mochachocolata Rita said...

super gorgeous! i love savoury pies hehehe and spinach + cheese = yummm

the leaves are lovely! :)

VG said...

Beautiful pie. For this work of art, please collect your award at my blog.

PS: I will answer your e-mail shortly.

ICook4Fun said...

yatie, I didn't used any mould for the pie. I just cut the leaves with a cookies cutter and then score the top with the back of the knife.

LCOM, thank you. I have to start making my own dough with your recipe soon :)

Christelle, I know :) Come on over and I make one for you :)

Farina, just used a cookie cutter and cut out the shape of a leaf and then just score the top with the back of the knife. Design is up to you on how you want to arrange it.

Bits of life, thank you. Hope you son like spinach :)

Lesley, in my house there will never be leftover cold cuts :) You know how much my husband loves it.

Rita, its a great combinations :)

VG, thanks again for the award.

Dawn said...

That is a thick pie! What a gorgeous crust too.
Great idea to put tomatoes in there.

Cat Cat said...

Gert,
I love spinach but none of them in the household love them... That pie looks good...

Satisfying my Sweet Tooth said...

I would be afraid to eat it because it looks so beautiful! But, I do love spinach! Looks really good!

Big Boys Oven said...

Oh I really miss spinach pie . . . hope to taste yours soon! ;)

Zue Murphy said...

Very creative decoration and the pie look filling. Without the ham, I surely sapu habis.

KC said...

Your spinach pie looks fabulous!

Retno Prihadana said...

Gert, the Pie looks really great. Thanks for sharing the recipe. Btw, I just come from holiday after 1 month relax without cooking :). Thanks a lot for the brilliant weblog award.

ICook4Fun said...

Dawn, it taste so much better with tomatoes in it.

Cat, I like frozen spinach but not the fresh one :)

Sweet tooth, thank you.

BBO, I hope I have the time to bake all this which I go home :)

Zue, I will make one without ham just for you :)

KC, thank you.

Retno, welcome back and you are most welcome :)

The Wind Attack said...

Oh, wow, that is one beautiful and deluxe spinach pie!

Puteri said...

Wow, looks so yummy!! Must give this recipe a try since I love spinach!

PaniniKathy said...

Suffice it to say, *gorgeous* job on the crust! The insides look delicious as well. There's a restaurant near me that makes a spinach pie that I love - the chef actually makes the crust out of spaghetti, which is very good too.

Kevin said...

That spinach pie looks so good!

ICook4Fun said...

Wing Attack, thank you.

Puteri, hope you like it :)

Paninikathy & Kevin, thank you.