Savory Spinach & Cheese Pie

Savory Spinach & Cheese Pie

Category: Breakfast

  • Recipe serves 8 servings

  • Prep Time 20 min

  • Cook Time 40 min

  • Chill Time 30 min


  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

  • 1/4 tsp. baking powder

  • 1/4 tsp. salt

  • 12 Tbsp. I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter!® Original Spread

  • 2 1/2 ice water

  • 1 small clove garlic

  • 1 container (15 oz.) ricotta cheese

  • 1 box (10 oz.) frozen chopped spinach, thawed and squeezed dry

  • 2 eggs

  • 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese (about 2 oz.)

  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese

  • 1/2 tsp. salt

  • 1/4 tsp. ground black pepper

  • 1 egg yolk

  • 1 Tbsp. water


  • Combine flour, baking powder and salt in large bowl. Cut in 10 tablespoons I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter!® Spread with pastry blender or two knives until mixture is size of small peas. Stir in ice water with fork until dough forms. Shape dough into a ball with floured hands; cut off 1/3 of the dough. Flatten both balls into circles. Wrap each in plastic wrap and chill until firm, about 30 minutes.

  • Meanwhile, microwave remaining 2 tablespoons Spread and garlic in microwave-safe cup at HIGH 20 seconds or until spread is melted; cool.

  • Preheat oven to 425°. Arrange baking sheet on lowest rack in oven.

  • Thoroughly combine ricotta, spinach, eggs, mozzarella and Parmesan cheeses, salt, pepper and garlic mixture in large bowl; set aside.

  • Roll larger dough into 11-inch circle on lightly floured surface. Lift and press into 9-inch glass pie plate; fold edges under. Roll remaining dough into 9-1/2-inch circle. Cut into eight 1-inch strips with fluted pizza cutter or knife. Spoon filling into pie shell. Top with 3 dough strips in one direction, then 5 dough strips in the opposite direction over the first strips; press ends into crust edge. Flute edges, if desired. Brush pastry with egg yolk blended with 1 tablespoon water. Arrange pie plate on preheated baking sheet and bake 15 minutes. Decrease heat to 375° and bake an additional 25 minutes or until knife inserted in center comes out clean. Let stand 5 minutes before serving.

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