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Spinach and cheese pie

By siamesesal@me.com (GoodFood Community)
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  • Preparation and cooking time
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  • Easy
  • Serves 6
A lovely pie delicious hot or cold
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Ingredients

  • Bag of spinach leaves
  • 250g tub of soft cheese
  • 100g mature cheddar

2 medium eggs ( one is for glazing)

  • A pack of chilled short crust pastry
  • Handful of crushed walnuts
  • Freshly grated nutmeg
  • Seasoning

Method

  • STEP 1
    Pre heat oven to gas mark 6.Rinse the spinach and cook briefly in the water that it holds. Drain well - I put it in a small colander with a dish on top with a set of old weights in. Get rid of as much liquid as possible.
  • STEP 2
    In a bowl combine the soft cheese, grated cheddar. egg and spinach.
  • STEP 3
    Add grated nutmeg and salt and pepper to taste. Leave to cool slightly whilst you roll the pastry.
  • STEP 4
    Put rolled pastry onto a 30cm enamel pie plate - I find that the pastry cooks better on these.
  • STEP 5
    Add the filling. Use the second egg to brush round the edge before adding the top.
  • STEP 6
    Crimp the edges to seal, glaze with beaten egg then sprinkle the crushed walnuts on top.
  • STEP 7
    Bake for 30minutes until the top is golden.
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