Wednesday, February 5

Organic Spinach Pie

Organic Spinach Pie by BeckyCharms 

Trader Joe's website has a recipe for Spinach Pie that looked so interesting and easy enough that I decided to give it a try.  It's not similar to anything I've ever cooked or baked before. 

Homemade All--Butter Pie Crust by BeckyCharms

The original recipe called for a refrigerated/frozen pie crust, pre-made and store-bought.  I was very close to getting the pack of 2 at Trader Joe's for $3.99, when I just couldn't bring myself to go out on my grocery limb and spend another 4 dollars.  As it was, I didn't know what my bank balance was going to be at the end of the night.  Anyhow, I knew I could make my own and had everything at home already.  Flour.  Butter.  Salt.  Water.  For the pie crust I used a recipe by King Arthur Flour for an All-Butter Crust.  The ones at Trader Joe's look good too, and I plan on trying them in the future.. 



 Homemade All-Butter Pie Crust by BeckyCharms
  

Homemade All-Butter Pie Crust by BeckyCharms


The ingredients list for this spinach pie is so simple.  That is what drew me in initially. 


 Organic Spinach Pie by BeckyCharms

Spinach.  Eggs.  Cottage Cheese.  Cheddar Cheese.

Preheat your oven to 375ºF.

 Organic Spinach Pie by BeckyCharms

I made my pie crust, and rolled it out immediately.

Then I mixed the spinach filling and poured/spread it in the pie crust. 


Organic Spinach Pie by BeckyCharms

My spinach still had some moisture, but after an hour the savory pie had sucked up all the juices and wasn't runny at all!  I could even cut it into slices in order to freeze some and put the rest in the fridge for later. 

Organic Spinach Pie by BeckyCharms


Double pie in your eye.  I made two savory pies.  The second one is Cauliflower and Romanesco Basilic Quiche.  Subscribe and never miss a post!  That recipe will be coming to blog soon.

Organic Spinach Pie by BeckyCharms

Spinach Pie is served.  It will exceed your expectations.  It exceeded mine.  I was pleasantly surprised that the cottage cheese provided a surprising texture to the meal, and took on the flavors of the other ingredients. 

Organic Spinach Pie by BeckyCharms

My daughter, TinyBaker, asked for more!!  She's 4 and loves the Spinach Pie!!

Homemade Pie Crust by BeckyCharms



Organic Spinach Pie
by BeckyCharms
adapted from original
  • 1 all-butter crust placed in 9-inch pie dish {KAF recipe}
  • 16 oz lowfat cottage cheese
  • 8 oz sharp cheddar cheese {or 6 oz cheddar and 2oz mozzarella}
  • 1 package frozen organic chopped spinach, defrosted and drained
  • 3 large eggs
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • ground pepper, to taste


Preheat oven to 375º F.
In a large bowl, mix the cottage cheese, cheddar, spinach, eggs, and flour.
Pour and spread mixture into the pie crust.
Bake at 375º for 45-55 minutes.
{Pie may bubble over a little, so put the pie plate on an oven-safe tray, or place a tray below the pie plate to catch any spillage.}
Let sit 15 minutes and serve.


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