a creamed spinach hand pie is a classic steak house side dish made vegan and wrapped in flaky pie pastry makes a delicious comfort food hand held. a tasty way to Celebrate Pi Day!
Creamed Spinach Hand Pie
happy Pi Day!
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As a former accountant and overall math nerd, it would be irrational of me to let Pi Day go by without acknowledgment.
Besides, it is the one time of year I recycle that irrational joke.
I Celebrate Pi Day each year, and my 2018 pie is a savory one.
The Creamed Spinach Hand Pie is super simple to make - roll out this Easy Gluten Free and Vegan Pie Crust and cut into triangles. I cut Pi symbols either as negative space / holes in the pie crust, or extra pieces cut from scraps to place on top of the pie.
I have cut Pi symbols so often, I no longer use a stencil. The freehand pieces just enhance the rustic look of these and all of my pies.
and then there is the filling...
My recent Rich Cauliflower Creamed Spinach recipe has already received some positive feedback. It the basis for the filling in these pies. To the creamed spinach, I added a couple ingredients for added crunch and flavor, and I am quite pleased with these!
A savory hand pie is a great lunch or dinner (or hey, even breakfast!), served warm and fresh out of the oven, over a crisp cool salad.
Pi Day or any day!
want more Pi Day Pie? see all Pi Day Pies here!
and if you want pies without a Pi symbol? there's pizza, breakfast pie, and pie bites! (you can add a Pi symbol to any of those...)
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Creamed Spinach Hand Pie
a classic side dish wrapped in flaky pie pastry makes a delicious comfort food hand held.
- 1 cup Cauliflower Creamed Spinach
- 1 can water chestnuts, drained and diced
- ¼ cup roasted red peppers, chopped small
- 1 Easy Gluten Free and Vegan Pie Crust recipe
- Preheat oven to 350 °F. Line baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Prepare pie crust dough.
- Turn out onto a floured surface.
- Knead and form a ball, wrap and refrigerate for 20 minutes.
- Meanwhile, in a small bowl, combine creamed spinach, diced water chestnuts, and roasted red peppers. Set aside. Fill a second small bowl with water.
- Roll on a floured surface and cut into small rectangle shapes (about 3x4 inch) for individual hand pies. Use scraps of pie crust dough to cut Pi shapes.
- Into the middle of one rectangle pie crust, spoon 2-3 tablespoons spinach filling. Top with another rectangle of pie crust, and crimp sides with fork.
- To affix a Pi shape to top of pie, dip your finger in water bowl and dab onto middle of pie and the back side of the Pi symbol. Press the Pi symbol lightly into center of pie.
- Using a small paring knife, cut 2-3 vent holes into top of pie crust. Transfer pie to parchment lined baking sheet. Repeat steps with remaining pie crusts and filling.
- Bake at 350 °F for 25 minutes, or until lightly golden brown.
Serving Size:1 pie
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 128Total Fat: 7gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 126mgCarbohydrates: 15gFiber: 7gSugar: 2gProtein: 3g
nutrition calculations results vary by calculator, are for informational purposes only, and are not intended to replace medical advice or treatment.
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Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table says
Irrational. HAHAHA! I so appreciate you.
Just remember: you can't divide pi in half. May as well eat the whole thing!
Kristina Sloggett says
ah, and I you.
eat the whole thing you say? *twist my arm*