As you might know, I love pie. Fruit pies. Meringue pies. Savory pies. Pies remind me of my grandma’s house. She’s a master pie-maker, and as you know, I use her pie crust recipe.
Recipe is originally from the Moosewood Cookbook.
1 tsp butter
1 cup minced onions
1 lb spinach, stemmed and finely chopped
1/2 tsp salt
freshly ground pepper
1 tsp basil
1 lb ricotta cheese
3 beaten eggs
3 tbsp flour
1/2 packed cup grated sharp cheese (I used cheddar.)
a dash of nutmeg
Optional topping: 1 cup sour cream and paprika (I didn’t do this as Jason’s not big on sour cream.)
Create pie crust. I used this recipe.
Preheat oven to 375°.
Melt the butter in a medium-sized skillet. Add the onion and saute for 5 minutes over medium heat. Add spinach, salt, pepper, and basil and cook until the spinach is wilted. Remove from heat.
Combine all ingredients in a large bowl and mix well.
Spread into the pie crust.
Add cheese topping here if you choose.
Bake 40 to 45 minutes or until firm to the touch. Serve hot, warm, or at room temperature.