*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
 
                            GARDENIA EASTER PIE
 
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 Serving Size  : 8    Preparation Time :0:00
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   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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    2       c            Gardenia Mozzarella Cheese,
                         -shredded
    1       cn           Gardenia Ricotta (15 oz)
                         Basic pastry for two crusts
    1       sm           Red bell pepper, quartered &
                         -thinly sliced
    8       oz           Precooked smoked ham, thinly
                         -sliced in strips
    1       t            Olive oil
    5       oz           Frozen chopped spinach,
                         -thawed
   12                    Basil leaves (or 1 t. dried)
    3                    Eggs
                         Pepper to taste
 
   Preheat oven to 375'F. Roll out half of dough & line 9 buttered pie
   pan. Saute peppers & ham in oil 3 minutes; season with pepper. Wisk 2
   eggs & ricotta in large bowl. Spread mixture in pastry shell. Pat
   spinach dry, sprinkle on top. Sprinkle saute mix over spinach & top
   with mozzarella. Add basil. Roll out remaining dough & cover pie.
   Trim edges. Cut 4 vents & brush top with beaten egg. Bake 50-60
   minutes, or until golden brown. Set 20 minutes & serve.
  
 
 
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