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Gardenia Easter Pie


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Ingredients:

  • 2 c Gardenia Mozzarella Cheese, shredded
  • 1 cn Gardenia Ricotta (15 oz)
  • Basic pastry for two crusts
  • 1 sm Red bell pepper, quartered & thinly sliced
  • 8 oz Precooked smoked ham, thinly sliced in strips
  • 1 ts Olive oil
  • 5 oz Frozen chopped spinach, thawed
  • 12 Basil leaves (or 1 t. dried)
  • 3 Eggs
  • Pepper to taste

Directions:

Preheat oven to 375'F. Roll out half of dough & line 9" buttered pie pan. Saute peppers & ham in oil 3 minutes; season with pepper. Wisk 2 eggs & ricotta in large bowl. Spread mixture in pastry shell. Pat spinach dry, sprinkle on top. Sprinkle saute mix over spinach & top with mozzarella. Add basil. Roll out remaining dough & cover pie. Trim edges. Cut 4 vents & brush top with beaten egg. Bake 50-60 minutes, or until golden brown. Set 20 minutes & serve.
 
From Tuscon area newspapers, 1994, 3rd quarter, courtest Mike Orchekowski. File ftp://ftp.idiscover.co.uk/pub/food/mealmaster/recipes/tn-94q3.zip