*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
 
                                 Pesto Pie
 
 Recipe By     : From Melanie Jordan
 Serving Size  : 8    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Eggs And Cheese
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    2      Cups          Packed Basil
    3      Cloves        Garlic
      1/2  Cup           Parmesan Cheese
    5      Tablespoons   Olive Oil
    1      Cup           toasted walnuts or pine nuts
    2      Tablespoons   Butter
    1      Tablespoon    Oil
    1      Cup           Chopped Onion
   15      Ounces        Ricotta Cheese
    4                    Eggs
           Dash          White Pepper
           Dash          Salt
           Dash          Nutmeg
 
 Using first four ingredients make pesto in a blender until creamy.  Then saute
 onion in oil and butter until soft.  Then whisk ricotta cheese and eggs with
 onion.  Add spices and pour into prepared pie pan.  Top with pesto and swirl
 pesto into pie.  Bake at 375° for 30 minutes until firm and set.
 
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 NOTES : For crust cut 4 1/2 tablespoons chilled shortening and 1/4 cup butter
 into 1 cup of flour.  Then add 3 tablespoons ice water, one at a time until a
 ball is formed roll out, put into a 9 pie pan and bake with foil in the
 center for 10 minutes at 375° remove foil and bake 10 minutes more.  You can
 use a pre-made pie crust just bake as directed above.  Also to toast nuts put
 in oven until lightly toasted.