Thursday, April 23, 2009

Savory Pie

I made this pie with some leftovers roast chicken from our previous dinner together with some inexpensive ingredients like chopped spinach, eggs and ricotta cheese. This is one of those incredibly fast and simple meals that really come together in no time at all. I usually make my own pie crust but this time I was kind of lazy so I used store bought. This pie is great for weekdays dinner as your can make and bake it over the weekend and during the weekdays you can reheat it up just before serving.

Ingredients:

15-ounce package ready-made puff pastry
2 cups of chopped cook chicken
8 oz frozen spinach – thaw and squeeze out the water
2 tomatoes - chopped
3 eggs
1 cup low fat ricotta cheese
½ cup of milk
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
Salt and pepper to taste
1 egg – beaten (for egg wash)

1. Remove the crusts from the box and let sit at room temperature for half an hour.
2. Pre-heat oven to 375 degree F. If you are using puff pastry roll out the pastry a bit thinner and line the bottom of a 9” pie plate. Roll out the other crust and set it aside.
3. In a mixing bowl, combined chicken, spinach, tomatoes, eggs, cheese, milk, nutmeg, salt and pepper together until well combined. Spread the filling into the pie crust and place the other crust on top.
4. Crimp the edges together and make several small slits on top of the crust for the steam to escape. Brush some beaten egg on top of the crust and bake for 40-45 minutes or until golden brown and the filling is bubbling.
5. Serve warm with some salad.

Note: You can use short crust pastry for this pie.

Other pies : Spinach Pie , Chicken Pot Pie

12 comments:

Zue Murphy said...

Delicious pie. I like savory pie like this. What kind of pastry did you use? It looks so flaky.

Sri said...

Yum! I have a thing for spinach and ricotta.

Leen said...

Love the flower fringe...
so artistic!

Debbie said...

Oh what a pretty pie!!! I love the flowers on the edge. I also just love this kind of pie....

Christelle said...

Nice one, the little flowers you decorated the pie with are incredibly cute!! :)

Little Corner of Mine said...

The crust looks so flaky, yummy pie!

meeso said...

Sounds very good, I am temped by that fruit salad on the side! I like the flower edges, too :)

coffeesncookies said...

Hi, I really like your cooking style, seems so effortless. My next project will be your apple tarts... cheers

ICook4Fun said...

Zue, I always prefer savory pie to the sweet ones. I used puff pastry.

Sri, me too. I always like to pair them up :)

Leen, thank you.

Debbie, thank you.

Christelle, thank you.

LCOM, I used puff pastry that is why it's so flaky.

Meeso, I always like some sweetness in my salad so I always add some orange, strawberries and sometime dry cranberry to it.

Coffeecookies, thank you for your support. Let me know how the apple tarts turn out.

Big Boys Oven said...

I really love how you edge your pie with petite flowers, so elegant. an elegant pie!

ummi said...

Hello Gert, how are u? Miss you too..Sorry for not coming here for quite long..been quite bz..i think! hahaa..This pie looks so tempting!! The crust looks so nice with flower patterns... SD

ICook4Fun said...

BBO, thank you.

Ummi, thank you. I am good and I miss you too :) Yea, lama tak jumpa you kat sini.