Tuesday, January 07, 2014

Spinach Flower Pie

My mom's side of the family always gets together for Christmas
and we have a gift exchange along with lots of food :)
This year we made appetizers and finger foods so that we could just snack all day - yum!

I decided to make a recipe I found on Pinterest and  tweeked it to my taste buds
and I was pleasantly surprised at how tasty it turned out.


Ingredients needed:

2 pie crusts
12 oz. boiled spinach
12 oz. ricotta cheese
1 egg
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
salt
pepper
breadcrumbs
garlic powder
dried basil

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Boil the spinach and squeeze any excess water from it.
In a medium mixing bowl mix the spinach and ricotta cheese together.
Add the egg and mix well.
Now add the grated Parmesan cheese, salt and pepper (just add enough for your taste).
Mix well and set aside.
On a round bake pan lightly spray with vegetable oil or spritz with olive oil.
Dust the pan with the bread crumbs, garlic powder, and dried basil.
Lay one pie crust on top of the pan.
Form a ring with the spinach mixture and add a small scoop to the center- 
it should not be touching the ring of spinach.
Place the second pie crust over the spinach and with a damp fork press the edges together.
Gently press a small bowl over the middle spinach and poke around the edge with a fork.
Using a sharp knife cut 1-inch strips and turn them upside down to a 90 degree angle.
Bake for 30 - 45 minutes.
Enjoy :)


You can find the original recipe here.


Enjoy your day, sweet friends :)

Linking up with:
Adorned From Above

39 comments:

Conniecrafter said...

Wow does that look amazing, without eating it, it is a work of art :) Off to check out the blog

Lauren Nelson said...

This looks heavenly! I will have to try it out next time the girls come over! Thanks for sharing!!

Robyn said...

That looks amazing, Stephanie! Your photos are extra special as always. Love it!

magnolias+tea said...

We love spinach and ricotta cheese so I'm going to have to try this. Thank you for sharing your version. Pinning as soon as I click publish comment.

Sylvia said...

That looks good, a must try!

Simply Linda said...

Yum! I bet my son would even like it. Blessings

Debbie Harris said...

Your photos are terrific of this delicious dish that you made! I found it to be good even after it turned cold, almost liked it better that way. :-)
I have thoroughly enjoyed the last two posts on Meditations of His blog. I am looking forward to visiting them often. It does my heart good to read words of encouragement and to be challenged by Gods Word, and these ladies sure do that.
Have a wonderful day my Dear!

Gail Dixon said...

Congrats on the new blog gig!! I know it will be special and I can't wait to check it out. The more encouragement in my Christian walk, the better. Off to see....!!!

Debby Ray said...

Oh Stephanie, I agree with Conniecrafter...it IS a work of art. It looks like one of those old fashioned sun dial thingys... for a lack of a better word. I love any kind of appetizer with spinach involved :) Thanks for sharing!

Blessings,
Debby

Amy said...

Oh yummy! Does this ever look delightful.... I love spinach and I think this is just the perfect recipe to try. Of course I might have create a kid friendly version for my boys. They think spinach is only a Popeye thing! :)

How exciting to get to write on another's blog. You are a true inspiration to many. Including ME!

Have a wonderful day Stephanie!

Ps.. Yes, it's been very cold here in Pueblo, but today is a slight warm up and the rest of the week is looking even warmer! YAY.

Blessings,
Amy

Jackie said...

Stephanie....What a beautiful display of edible wonder!
If I tried to make that, I don't think it would look anything like that. I'm afraid to say what mine would come out looking like...but trust me when I say how proud I am of your talents...in the kitchen and with a camera.
Wonderfully done!
Hugs,
Jackie

Vicky Hunt said...

Oh my gosh Stephanie! This looks wonderful and is absolutely beautiful! I love all those ingredients. I am making it soon...just pinned it! Thanks for sharing...:)Hope you're about finished moving in! :)

Blessings, Vicky

Jazzmin said...

This looks absolutely delicious! Not to mention beautiful! All of the yummy goodies you share always have such beautiful presentation. You made me so hungry with this post. I want to get up and make one of these right now.

Thank you for sharing this, sweet friend!
I pray you are having a blessed and wonderful week so far!

Huge hugs and blessings,
Jazzmin

Hope said...

Hi Stephanie,

I love this idea! It is so creative and looks so delicious!

Thanks for sharing this recipe.
:)Hope

Debbie Borthwick said...

Not only does this look delicious (and so cute! How fun this would be for a summer party!) but it sounds wonderful too! I will have to pin this and try it, and I'm wondering how it would be with some crab meat in it. Thanks for sharing.
And congratulations on being invited to blog at Meditations of His Love! I know you will be a wonderful contributor.
Debbie :)

Sarah said...

Stephanie,

Your recipe looks delicious and beautiful! I love the combination of spinach and cheese.

-Sarah

AnnMarie aka Vintage Junkie aka NaNa said...

I LOVE your new banner...it goes perfectly with your name and all that your blog feels like...if that makes sense! This recipe is definitely a keeper....all the ingredients I love and the flower!Pinned! Thanks for the link to the other blog...will check that out too!

Julie Corbisiero said...

Hi Stephanie, thanks so much for sharing this appetizer with us! I have pinned this and would love to try this out the next time that I am entertaining. I hope everything is going well with you. Take care.
Julie

Merlesworld said...

That does look good.
Merle............

Mrs R said...

Gosh, Stephanie, that spinach appetizer looks gorgeous! I'd love to make that!

Thank you for the link to that blog. I'm excited to read it!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

That looks so incredible! I've been wanting to make a quiche...this would be good, too. Thanks for the link. You always inspire with your writing!

Beatrice Euphemie said...

How pretty! Looks good enough to eat! Thank you for sharing the link, sounds like some sweet gals. xo Karen

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Yummo great looking pie! yes please pass the plate :D Shaz in Oz.x

Meredith @ The Laundry Can Wait said...

This looks absolutely amazing! Wish I could eat it right now! Congratulations on writing for Melinda's blog. You will do a wonderful job. XOXO

Abiola said...

That really looks inviting, Steph. Double thumbs up to you. I will definitely look up the blog and follow your 'journey', I love connecting with sisters of like minds.

Much love,

Abiola.

http://www.biolaleye.blogspot.com

Brenda said...

Hi Stephanie,
I could almost taste this pie just by looking at your pics. This is one I know both my husband and myself would enjoy.
God bless

Life and Breath and Everything Else said...

Wow, that pie looks amazing! Thank you for sharing the recipe, I hope to try it.

Danni@SiloHillFarm said...

Oh my goodness! It's 4 in the morning and I would like to have some of this right now! That is the prettiest appetizer ever and it sounds pretty tasty too. Pinned it and thank you for sharing! Congratulations on your new contributing gig too! Sounds like a good one!

Shoregirl said...

Looks delicious! Reminds me of a spinach dip I make that's a big hit!

Miss Val's Creations said...

This looks delicious and so beautiful! I love when food looks like art!

kitty said...

Oh my goodness, Stephanie, what a work of art your spinach flower is!! I just love it and I know it was a big hit for your Christmas celebration. Thank you for sharing. xo

SarahGeorge said...

Stephanie you are an all rounder! :) Your crafts are amazing and your love for God, even more! Now look at this cooking! So beautiful and I'm sure it would've been a hit :).

Mrs. Smith said...

Stopping in to catch up with you - that looks so yummy, and beautiful!

Thinking of you! I hope all is going well with your new home now, and congratulations to you too with your new writing venture!

living from glory to glory said...

Dear Stephanie, I loved seeing this delicious work of art :)
I make a spinach, Greek dish also with the filo dough. Once you get settled, let me know!!
So excited about the opened door for another branch for ministry, in our blogging community.
Much Love, Roxy

Barbara Neubeck said...

...Happy New Year, Stephanie... Your spinach and ricotta flower looks delicious...and so pretty...
Hugs and Blessings.....Barb xx

Rosemary and Thyme said...

Hello Stephanie. That pie is just amazing. What a great idea and gorgeous presentation. Thanks so much for sharing it with us. I am definitely making this.. Thank you for visiting me and Happy New Year.

Jen said...

Oh my, this looks SO delicious. I'm going to pin it from your post here, 'cause I would definitely want to make this soon. :)

I loved your post for MOHL, and look forward to your writings and fellowship there!

Red Rose Alley said...

Oh, this spinach flower pie sounds delightful. When Nel was a baby, she LOVED spinach, and just wanted it all the time. I think that's why she is so smart today, and getting her Ph.D. this year. I will have to tell her about this recipe.

Love,
~Sheri

Kate M said...

What a beautiful pie - my husband would say - what do I do with this - eat it or hang it on the wall? What better compliment could you want for your cooking!!
xx

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