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Provided by Julia Moskin

Categories     dinner, main course

Time 45m

Yield 2 dozen mini pies or one large pie

Number Of Ingredients 9

2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 large white onion, finely chopped
2 10-ounce boxes frozen chopped spinach, thawed and squeezed dry
3 eggs
1 cup cottage cheese
4 ounces Muenster cheese, coarsely grated
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
2 dozen mini pastry shells, 1 1/2 to 2 inches in diameter, or 1 9-inch pie crust (see Note)


  • Heat oil in a wide skillet over medium-high heat. Add onion and cook, stirring, until transparent. Add spinach and cook, stirring, just until bright green; do not overcook. Transfer to a colander and let cool to room temperature.
  • Heat oven to 350 degrees. Transfer spinach to a large bowl and add eggs, cottage cheese, muenster cheese, salt and pepper; toss together lightly but thoroughly. Spoon into small pastry shells or into a crust-lined 9-inch pie pan. Fill shells or pie pan almost to top; do not pack filling. Arrange on baking sheets and bake 18 to 20 minutes, until puffed and golden brown on top; large pie will take longer. (Filled pies can be frozen and baked, directly from freezer.)

Nutrition Facts : @context http, Calories 95, UnsaturatedFat 3 grams, Carbohydrate 7 grams, Fat 6 grams, Fiber 1 gram, Protein 4 grams, SaturatedFat 2 grams, Sodium 140 milligrams, Sugar 1 gram, TransFat 0 grams

Ijaz Hajana
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I would definitely recommend this recipe to anyone looking for a delicious and easy-to-make spinach cheese pie.

Md Ajmir Molla
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These pies are delicious! I love the way the spinach and cheese complement each other.

ahmed shimul
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I've made these pies several times now and they always turn out great. They're a family favorite.

Creative Me
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I made these pies for a potluck and they were a big hit. Everyone asked for the recipe.

Ali_ Khan001
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I followed the recipe exactly and my pies turned out great. They were golden brown and the filling was perfectly cooked. I would definitely recommend this recipe to others.

Kensington Freeman
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These pies are so yummy! I love the cheesy, spinachy filling and the flaky crust.

vane moraa
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I was a bit skeptical about making these pies, but I'm so glad I did. They were so easy to make and they turned out perfectly. My family loved them!

Darwin Wilson
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These pies were delicious! I loved the combination of spinach and cheese. The crust was also very good.

Regent Ovat
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I made these pies for my family and they were a huge success. The filling was creamy and flavorful, and the crust was perfectly flaky. I will definitely be making these again.

Jamal Small
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What a beautiful dish! These spinach cheese pies were a hit at my party. Everyone loved them.