Simple Swiss Chard Pie Recipes
This makes not only a delightful main
course for a simple and light lunch but a great addition to any menu
that includes grilled chicken or fish. The cottage cheese gives the
filling a delicious tangy taste.
Makes 6 to 8 servings
Pastry dough for 1 crust 9 inch pie,
prepared or homemade
Preheat the oven to 450 F
Roll out the pastry dough and line a 9
inch pie plate making a fluted rim. Bake the pie shell lined with
parchment paper and weighted with dried beans for 6 minutes. Remove the
paper and beans and cool the shell.
Melt the butter in a medium size kettle
over medium heat. Add the chard leaves and cook, stirring occasionally,
until wilted, 2 to 3 minutes. Remove the kettle from the heat and cool.
Spread the grated cheese over the bottom of the partially baked pie shell. In a blender, combine the cottage cheese, eggs, half and half, and nutmeg. Blend just until well mixed and season well with salt and pepper.
Stir the cottage cheese mixture into the
cooked chard and pour this mixture into the pie shell. Bake for 15
minutes, reduce the oven temperature to 350 F. bake until the center is
set and a knife inserted into the middle comes out clean, about 15
minutes longer. Cool 5 minutes. Cut into wedges to serve with this
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