Cheese and Spinach Pie

An easy and elegant hors d'oeuvre or savory lunch.
Prep Time : 25 minutes
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Cook Time : 45 minutes
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Servings : 8 people

Cheese and Spinach Pie

Holiday Season 2020, and I continue with the “easy is right” theme because as my cousin noted, “Everything is toned down at this time.”   I’m processing the meaning of  a “toned down,”  and “easy is right” holiday. (note I did not say celebration).

 

I miss seeing the ones who travel cross-country to join us, and because  the expectations of joy during the Holidays always felt stressful,  I never thought I would say these words – “I miss the tinsel, and Santa Clause surrounded by laughing children, and plates of red and green frosted cookies shared among friends,  and brunches, and dinners, and concerts that popped-up in the Holiday Season before Covid19 tied us down.”

 

I find freedom in handling the irredeemable  particulars of daily life and cooking being a “particular.”  Cooking engages my whole being – my hearing, sight, taste, smell and touch and also my mind.  Small tasks feel therapeutic because when working with my hands, my mind can’t drift off to something else.

 

Join me. Gather the simple ingredients for the Spinach, Mushroom and Buzz Savories Spicy Beer Mustard pie. This savory pie comes together with ease and always looks rich and is loaded with flavor.

 

Avocado blends its buttery flavor with the sweet and sour grapefruit. The joining of tastes and texture nears perfection, and Buzz Savories Honey Mustard Fruit Dressing  compliments this super-food combo.

The original recipe for Mushroom, Spinach and Spicy Beer Mustard Pie is found in The Tassajara Recipe Book by Edward Espe Brown.

 

Enjoy assembling, baking, eating and serving this savory pie. Spinach and Mushroom pie shines on an Hor d’oeuvre tray. Serve warm to enjoy the thin bottom layer of melted cheeses.

Thank you for reading and testing a Buzz Savories recipe or two, and being who you are as well as a Buzz Savories mustard fan.

 

I invite you to check-out the Buzz Savories storefront on this site and also the newly designed Buzz Savories store on Amazon.com   Search Buzz Savories to find the Amazon store.

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Cheese and Spinach Pie

An easy and elegant hors d'oeuvre or savory lunch.
Course Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword Easy Cooking, Lunch
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Servings 8 people

What You'll Need:

  • 1 uncooked, frozen pie shell
  • 1 ½ Tb. Buzz Savories Spicy Beer Mustard
  • ½ cup grated cheddar cheese Buy the grated if you wish
  • ½ cup grated Parmesan cheese (or asiago or Romano) Same here, buy already grated for "ease"
  • 1 small bunch spinach (about 2 cups washed and cut) or 1/2 package frozen spinach, thawed I use frozen - squeeze out the juices
  • 1 cup mushrooms, sliced buy cremeni already sliced
  • ½ cup milk
  • ½ cup cream (or an additional 1/2 cup mile)
  • ¼ tsp. hot sauce (or your favorite hot sauce and more or less as you like it)
  • salt and pepper, season as you like

How To Prepare:

Preparing the Pie Shell

  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  • Brush the uncooked pie shell generously with the Buzz Savories Spicy Beer Mustard and sprinkle the cheeses evenly over the mustard.

Preparing the filling

  • Saute' the mushrooms over moderate heat for 3-4 minutes and add the spinach. Continue cooking until the spinach has softened. Season to your taste with salt and pepper.
  • Sprinkle the grated cheeses over the Spicy Beer Mustard.
  • Spread the spinach/mushroom mixture on top of the cheese.
  • Whisk the eggs in a bowl until mixed and whisk in the milk, cream, and the hot sauce. (You can use all milk if you prefer.) Pour over the vegetables.

Baking

  • Bake for 15 minutes at 425 Degrees, then lower the heat to 300 Degrees. Continue baking for 25-30 minutes, until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean.
  • Remove from the oven and let stand 5 minutes before slicing. Serve warm to capitalize on the creamy flavors of the melted cheeses.

Notes

The Buzz Savories Cheese and Spinach Pie saves nicely if covered and refrigerated.

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