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. By BHG Test Kitchen BHG Test Kitchen The Better Homes & Gardens Test Kitchen has been in continuous operation for nearly 100 years, developing and testing practical, reliable recipes that readers can enjoy at home. The Test Kitchen team includes culinary specialists, food stylists, registered and licensed nutritionists, and other experts with Bachelor of Science degrees in food science, food and nutrition, or culinary arts. Together, the team tests more than 2,500 recipes, produces more than 2,500 food images, and creates more than 1,000 food videos each year in the state-of-the-art test kitchen. Learn about BHG's Editorial Process Updated on January 13, 2022 Print Share Share Tweet Pin Email Prep Time: 25 mins Slow Cook Time: 3 hrs 30 mins Stand Time: 30 mins Total Time: 25 mins Servings: 12 Jump to Nutrition Facts 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 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. In a large bowl combine remaining ingredients. Spread mixture into crust. 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 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. Print Nutrition Facts (per serving) 252 Calories 18g Fat 15g Carbs 7g Protein Show Full Nutrition Label Hide Full Nutrition Label 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.