Spinach-Ricotta Pie

Spinach and ricotta aren't quite the only ingredients you'll need for this slow cooker pie -- you'll also have to grab artichoke hearts and roasted red sweet peppers. Fill your own homemade pastry, then let your slow cooker do the rest.

Spinach-Ricotta Pie
Prep Time:
25 mins
Slow Cook Time:
3 hrs 30 mins
Stand Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
25 mins
Servings:
12

Ingredients

  • Nonstick cooking spray

  • 1 recipe Homemade Pastry

  • 3 eggs, lightly beaten

  • 1 10 ounce pkg. frozen chopped spinach, thawed and squeezed dry

  • 1 6.5 ounce jar marinated artichoke hearts, drained and chopped

  • ¾ cup ricotta cheese

  • 1 5 ounce container semisoft cheese with garlic and fines herbes

  • ½ cup chopped roasted red sweet pepper

Homemade Pastry

  • 1 ½ cup all-purpose flour

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • ¼ cup shortening

  • ¼ cup butter, cut up, or shortening

  • ¼ cup cold water

Directions

  1. Line a 6-qt. oval slow cooker with foil. Coat foil with cooking spray; remove foil liner from cooker. Prepare Homemade Pastry. On a lightly floured surface, roll pastry into a 14x11-inch oval. Transfer to foil liner and return to cooker. Fold down top edges of pastry to make an even crust that extends 1 to 1 1/2 inches up the sides.

  2. In a large bowl combine remaining ingredients. Spread mixture into crust.

  3. Cover and cook on high 3 1/2 hours or until crust is golden, giving crockery liner a half-turn halfway through if possible. Turn off cooker. If possible, remove crockery liner from cooker. Let stand, uncovered, 30 minutes before serving.

Homemade Pastry

  1. In a bowl stir together flour and salt. Using a pastry blender, cut in shortening and butter until pea size. Sprinkle 1 tablespoon of the water over part of the mixture; toss with a fork. Push moistened pastry to side of bowl. Repeat moistening flour, gradually adding water until dough begins to come together. Gather it into a ball, kneading gently until it holds together.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

252 Calories
18g Fat
15g Carbs
7g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 252
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 18g 23%
Saturated Fat 9g 45%
Cholesterol 77mg 26%
Sodium 312mg 14%
Total Carbohydrate 15g 5%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 7g
Vitamin C 6.3mg 31%
Calcium 83mg 6%
Iron 1.5mg 8%
Potassium 133mg 3%
Fatty acids, total trans 1g
Folate, total 70.7mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.2mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.1mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.