Friday, October 2, 2009

Feta and Ricotta Cheese Pie

How good does a feta and ricotta cheese pie sound? Insanely good I thought. I'm definitely a big cheese lover and couldn't ignore this recipe. It was deeelicious! Kind of like fancy scrambled cheesy eggs. There's no crust, though now that I'm thinking about it I bet a crust would make it even better. (But then I think crust makes everything better.) It would be great for a brunch, but really would be good anytime. Next time I'd like to try using half of the filling, and fill up the rest with sauteed vegetables. Adding a crust and vegetables sounds like I'm turning it into a quiche so I guess that's defeating the purpose of the feta and ricotta cheese pie, but it would be such a yummy quiche!

I think my blog might be down for a few hours tomorrow. I'm so very lucky to have my brother host all the files for my website and his server is moving tomorrow. I assume things shouldn't be down for too long? But if it's weird, then that's why.

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Feta and Ricotta Cheese Pie
Adapted from Dana Treat who adapted from Vegetarian Suppers from Deborah Madison's Kitchen

1/2 pound good feta cheese
1 pound low fat ricotta cheese
4 eggs
1/4 cup flour
3/4 cup 2% milk
salt and pepper
1 tsp dried dill

1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Mix the feta with the ricotta in a medium bowl, without worrying about getting it perfectly smooth – you’ll want some chunks. Beat the eggs into the cheese, then add the flour and milk. Season with salt, pepper and dill.

2. Grease a 9 inch pie plate. Pour in the batter. Bake until golden, 35-40 minutes. Cut in to wedges and serve.


Hannah said...

I'm currently obsessed with this vegan feta I recently found... As ridiculous as this sounds, I would love to veganize this recipe!

Grace said...

cheese. pie. there's nothing wrong with combining two of the finest things ever to be found in a kitchen. this looks delicious!

Ricki said...

Yummy cheesy goodness! And I agree, crust would improve it even more! :)

Steph said...

mmmm.. that looks really good! I like that this is a lighter version.

Kevin said...

That cheese pie looks really good. I like the simple dill flavouring.

Rita said...

I can't see the photos, but that sounds amazing. I love both feta and ricotta, so having them together in one dish would be the deliciousness. :)

veggievixen said...

omg yum! i looove cheese, and this pie looks so good. i own deborah madison's book you mentioned but i've barely cracked it open. time to get cooking!

Johanna said...

sounds intense - I think that crust and vegies sounds like a good addition (Btw no pics on your site at the moment I guess that is because of the downtime you mentioned - will look forward to seeing pics later)

Juliana said...

Cheese and more cheese, sounds and looks delicious...yummie!

Anonymous said...

Oh wow, I think the cheese-aholic mister would be all over this if he found out that cheese and pie could actually coexist beyond his dreams! :P But I shall keep this a secret, since I don't eat cheese, and when I feel brave enough, I'll probably pull this one for his birthday.

Thanks for sharing this, sweetie! I might just win the best missus award for this :P

Dana said...

Thanks for the link! I have made that pie countless times, it is so good. One of my clients loved it so much she bought the cookbook just so she could make it herself which she did almost weekly. Glad you enjoyed it.

Vegetation said...

Mmmmm yum!! Just....yum!!! (And I love crust too! Crust definitely makes anything encased by it better!!)

Helene said...

Love the mix of feta & ricotta in your pie. I'll have to try.

Deborah said...

I don't think I've ever had feta and ricotta together, but I bet it's delicious!

fresh365 said...

Oh yum! That is one amazing combination!

kimberleyblue said...

this sounds pretty simple and pretty awesome!

there is no better food than cheese. putting it into a pie must be the best. thing. ever.