The picture does not do this pie justice. It is SO YUMMY! Its so yummy it makes the ridiculous amount of work involved to make the pie worth it.
Part of the reason it is so time consuming is because I used fresh spinach. 5 pounds of fresh spinach. 5 pounds of washing, steaming, draining and choping takes FOREVER.
Next time, I am going to cheat and use organic frozen spinach and see how the taste compares. I am all about making things from scratch these days, but good God this really did take forever.
Eating this pie brought back so many memories. This is Peter’s mother’s recipe and she made some for us while she was visiting when Penelope was just born. I ate Spinach Pie for several days after I gave birth. Actually, the first several days all I wanted was steak then after that I ate Spinach Pie.
Spinach is so good for you! Its high in Vitamin K (which is a great to eat more of in late pregnancy and brand new post partum if you are going to skip the Vitamin K baby shot like we did), Vitamin C, Iron (which helps increase your milk supply), and whole bunch of other vitamins and minerals.
This dish is so tasty, my husband, who HATES vegetables, especially green ones, will gobble this up. Penelope gobbles it up too. It’s got bacon and boiled eggs in it for added protein, so it really is a complete meal.
Ok, enough rambling. Here’s the recipe:
- 5 bags of pre-washed spinach
- 3 boiled eggs
- 1 onion, chopped
- Half a package of bacon
- 2 whole eggs
- 2 frozen pie shells
- Optional: bread crumbs
- Boil the spinach for 10 to 15 minutes and place in a colander after that to cool and drain
- When the spinach is cool, use your hands and press all the water out
- Then chop and set aside
- In a pan, cook the bacon
- When done, saute the onions in the bacon grease
- When the onions are done, take the pan off the stove and add the spinach, boiled eggs, about two beaten whole large eggs (save a little bit of that for later) pepper, and nutmeg
- Pour into a frozen pie shell with some breads crumbs sprinkled in the bottom to absorb moisture
- Take the second pie shell and cover the first pie, make some little holes with a fork, and if you want use a little bit of the egg you left aside and brush the top of the pie crust with
- Bake for 30 minutes at 350 or until it's a nice light brown color