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Spinach Pie

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups mozzarella cheese
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 tsp. dried basil
  • 1 (15 oz.) carton ricotta cheese
  • 5 oz. frozen chopped spinach, thawed
  • 8 oz. precooked smoked ham, sliced into thin strips
  • 1 small red pepper, sliced thin
  • pepper, to taste
  • 1 tsp. olive oil
  • basic pastry dough (2 crusts)

Directions:

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.

Roll out half of dough and line 9 inch buttered pie pan. Saute' peppers and ham in oil for 3 minutes. Season with pepper. Whisk 2 eggs and ricotta cheese in large bowl. Spread mixture in pastry shell. Pat spinach dry and sprinkle on top. Sprinkle sauteed mixture over spinach, and top with mozzarella. Add basil. Roll out remaining dough and cover pie. Trim edges.

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Cut 4 vents and brush top with beaten egg. Bake 50-60 minutes or until golden brown. Let set 20 minutes before serving.

By Robin from Washington, IA

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June 3, 20110 found this helpful

This sounds really good, and I'm wondering if I can get my children to eat spinach if I went to the trouble to make them a Greek pie? There used to be a little Greek restaurant in PA that we went to when I was in college years ago, and this spinach pie was eaten as often as we eat pizza now.

Thanks for the recipe.

SWMike

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