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Italian Easter Pie

Italian Easter Pie

  • Author: Carrie Pacini
  • Prep Time: 1 hour
  • Cook Time: 1 hour
  • Total Time: 2 hours
  • Yield: 8 Servings 1x
  • Category: Meal
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: Italian

Ingredients

Scale

3 bags (10oz / 283 grams) of spinach wilted and chopped
16 oz  (1 lb / 453 grams) container of ricotta
1 cup shredded mozzarella
tablespoon fresh squeezed lemon juice
4 sheets puff pastry, defrosted
5 eggs + 1 egg (make a egg wash)
salt to your taste


Instructions

  • In a bowl, mix the spinach with ricotta cheese, mozzarella, lemon juice, salt (to your taste), and 1 egg.
  • Butter a 9″ springform pan and line with one of the puff pastry sheets.
  • Take a 2nd sheet of puff pastry and cut it into 3 strips and line the sides of the pan.
  • Take the last two puff pastry sheets and with the pan place on top to make an indention. Cut out the circles.
  • Place 1 circle at the bottom of the pan and press everything together.
  • Pour in the spinach mixture and transfer to the fridge, chill for 30 minutes.
  • Take out of the fridge and make 5 holes, large enough to fit an egg.
  • Break 1 egg into each of the holes. Season with a little more salt.
  • Take the 2nd circle of puff pastry and place it carefully over the top of the mixture. Fold down the edges of the pastry to join up with the circle to seal the pie.
  • Paint the top of the pie with the egg wash, chill in the fridge for 30 minutes.
  • While the pie is in the fridge, Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  • After 30 min, take the pie out and score a pattern on the top with a sharp knife. Make a small hole in the center.  Paint a final layer of beaten egg on the top.  Bake it in the oven for 1 hour.
  • Let the pie cool completely before cutting to serve.