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Smoky Cheese and Spinach Pie Recipe

Smoky Cheese and Spinach Pie Recipe

Smoked cheese gives this recipe its autumnal character, spinach offers lots of eye-loving lutein, mushrooms and a hint of mustard make it piquant and appealing, and the quiche-like cheese and egg custard bakes up into a golden, savory delight.

Smoky Cheese and Spinach Pie is easy to prepare, and it makes a lovely centerpiece to any autumn meal. Just add a salad and you’re all set!


1 9-inch uncooked pie shell
Dijon mustard
1/2 cup grated Cheddar cheese
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese (or asiago, or Romano)
1/2 cup grated smoked cheese
1 cups washed and cut fresh spinach, or 1/2 package frozen spinach, thawed
1 cup mushrooms, sliced
3 eggs
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup cream (or an additional 1/2 cup milk)
Tabasco sauce (optional)

1. Preheat oven to 425F. Brush uncooked pie shell generously with the Dijon mustard and sprinkle cheeses evenly over that.

2. Cut the stems off the leaves of spinach and slice leaves in 1/4-inch-wide strips.

3. Saute mushrooms over moderate heat for 3 to 4 minutes and add spinach. Continue cooking until spinach has softened. Spread mushrooms and spinach on top of cheese.

4. Beat the eggs in a bowl and whisk in the milk, cream, and a touch of Tabasco. (You can use all milk, if you prefer.) Pour over the vegetables.

5. Bake for 15 minutes at 425F, then lower heat to 300F. Continue baking 25 to 30 minutes, until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean.

6. Remove from oven and allow to cool for 5 minutes before slicing.

Serves 6 to 8.

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Adapted from The Tassajara Recipe Book, by Edward Espe Brown (Shambhala, 2000). COpyright (c) 2000 by Edward Espe Brown. Reprinted by permission of Shambhala.
Adapted from The Tassajara Recipe Book, by Edward Espe Brown (Shambhala, 2000).

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5:16PM PDT on May 11, 2013

Thank you.

9:07AM PST on Feb 25, 2013

i HATE mushrooms! makes me sick if i even try to eat them and the smell makes me want to heave! apart from that, good recipe. mushroom alternative please?

12:23PM PDT on Mar 22, 2012


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9:58AM PST on Mar 2, 2012

I love anything with cheese. Thanks Annie!

5:13PM PDT on Aug 1, 2011

Yummy! Thanks for the recipe.

11:40AM PDT on Jun 5, 2011

Thank you! I'm trying this recipe today! I think I'll do 1/2 swiss chard and 1/2 spinach though. Yummmm!

1:54PM PDT on Mar 19, 2010

Sounds good---try it!

1:53PM PDT on Mar 19, 2010

Try this---sounds good!

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