Spinach Pie with Goat Cheese, Raisins, and Pine Nuts

  • Jenbalsa Posted: 12/08/09
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    Awesome Vegetarian Dish! Loved it and will make it again. I added extra raisins because I love them so much! Also used frozen spinach and worked out just fine.

  • Aschindewolf Posted: 12/03/09
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    Wow, this is really good! It takes some fast work with the phyllo dough, but there's room for errors. I'm not a fan of raisins so I left them out. A very, very good and impressive dish.

  • Jessie123 Posted: 12/24/09
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    This was pretty but it didn't wow either my husband or I. It took a lot of spinach and it just didn't have a lot of flavor. The raisins were the best part. Followed the recipe pretty much the same but add less spinach and a little more salt. This will not be made again.

  • amyNmatt Posted: 12/10/09
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    Great. Easy, quick (I only cooked my half-defrosted frozen spinach for about 15 minutes, not 40), and delicious. My husband, who is trying to eat more after some digestive troubles, ate a full second portion. I definitely thought it needed more salt than called for, but I usually do with CL recipes.

  • oldruth Posted: 11/28/09
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    I cut the recipe in half (cooking for two) and substituted chard from the garden for the spinach. Otherwise, I made it as directed except that I didn't have to cook the chard for 40 minutes. That seems like a lot of time. The flavor was excellent and the phyllo dough was a crisp contrast to the filling. I served it with winter squash puree, and Brussell sprouts sauteed with red sweet peppers and garlic. Next time I might add mushrooms to the filling and sprinkle some seeds on top for garnish. Very good vegetarian main dish.

  • chamdexor Posted: 01/11/10
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    Didn't work out for me. I actually love (one of my favorites) a very similar recipe (spinach, pine nuts, goat cheese) that you put inside pizza dough and bake (like a calzone) and it's fantastic. Not sure why this didn't taste good but neither my husband nor I enjoyed it.

  • foodasmedicine Posted: 04/20/10
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    Great vegetarian dish, will make again. I think it got some bad reviews because people don't always know how to modify for better flavors. You can make recipes your own. Appropriate for a special occasion or an everyday meal. Will feed about 4-6 people, when served with a salad as a starter. I added portobello mushrooms to the spinach mixture that I cooked down, and added a little balsamic vinegar towards the end while the liquids were still evaporating. I also used premium goat cheese, 2 different flavors 3.5oz each - Garlic herb and 4 Pepper. I also threw in a small amount of gorgonzola crumbles. I likely was generous with salt and pepper. I prepared the filo with cooking spray, and melted butter. The dish was best fresh out of the oven when it was hot and flaky. Left-overs were good, but instead it was hot and moist. Make sure your filo dough is defrosted thoroughly. Serve with a simple mixed green salad. Enjoy!

  • PHamlett Posted: 11/22/09
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    Very good, I substituted walnuts for the pine nuts. My family suggested including chicken next time. Easy enough for a week day meal

  • blowney Posted: 11/20/11
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    Made half of it with goat cheese and the other half with feta. LOVED the feta and will use that instead of goat cheese next time. I would also use more salt and pepper than the recipe called for next time. This filling would be great rolled up in individual appetizer triangles of phyllo too!

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