Spinach and Ricotta Pie Recipe

Spinach and Ricotta Pie
submitted by epicure at ifood.tv

Summary

Preparation Time10 MinCooking Time45 Min
Ready In55 MinDifficulty LevelEasy
Health IndexHealthyServings2
CuisineCourse
MethodDish
VegetarianMain Ingredient

Ingredients

 Cheese pastry1 (For 9 Inch One Crust Pie)
 Frozen spinach3⁄4 Pound (2 Packages)
 Butter2 Tablespoon
 Ricotta cheese/Cottage cheese1⁄2 Pound
 Eggs3
 Grated parmesan cheese1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
 Heavy cream6 Tablespoon
 Nutmeg1 Dash

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 939 Calories from Fat 633

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 72 g110.6%

Saturated Fat 38.7 g193.5%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 504.4 mg

Sodium 1046.8 mg43.6%

Total Carbohydrates 32 g10.8%

Dietary Fiber 5.5 g21.9%

Sugars 5.8 g

Protein 45 g90.9%

Vitamin A 441% Vitamin C 16.1%

Calcium 89% Iron 34%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Directions

GETTING READY
1) Preheat oven to temperature of 450 degrees.
2) With the pastry, line a pie plate which is 8-inches deep. Flute the edges, prick the bottom and set aside to chill.

MAKING
3) In the butter, cook the spinach and drain properly. Add pepper, salt, beaten eggs, ricotta cheese, half of the grated cheese, a good pinch of nutmeg and cream.
4) Bake the pastry shell for about 15 minutes in the preheated oven, or till it has set, and allow it to cool.
5) Reduce the heat of the oven to 375 degrees.
6) Spread the filling prepared in the pastry shell, sprinkle the remaining cheese all oven and bake in oven for about 30 minutes or till the pastry has browned and the mixture is set and firm.

SERVING
7) Serve hot.
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