Grain-Free Spinach and Feta Cheese Pie

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This grain-free spinach and feta cheese pie is one of our most popular Sunday brunch recipes. Enticingly cheesy, with custard like texture with a crust, made of sesame seeds and buckwheat. This scrumptious savoury pie is a winner!

Ingredients

  • CRUST
  • 1½ cups blanched almond flour
  • ¼ cup sesame seeds
  • 1 Tbsp. buckwheat flour
  • ¼ tsp. sea salt
  • 3 Tbsp. butter
  • 1 large egg
  • FILING
  • 8 oz. fresh baby spinach, roughly chopped
  • 1 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil or butter
  • 2 cloves of garlic, crushed
  • Pinch of GF ground nutmeg
  • Pinch of Sea sea salt and GF black pepper (you do not need to add too much salt since the cheese and buttermilk are already salted)
  • 6 large eggs
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • ¾ cup grated cheddar cheese
  • ½ cup crumbled feta cheese
  • Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350°F
  • For the crust, blend almond flour and sesame seeds in a food processor. Add the remaining ingredients and blend to form a dough
  • Press the dough on the bottom of an 8-inch springform pan and prick some holes in the dough with a fork. Bake for 12 minutes
  • While the pie shell is baking, sauté garlic in oil or butter over medium heat for about a minute, add spinach and sauté until the spinach is slightly wilted about 1 minute. Turning the spinach frequently
  • Whisk together the eggs, buttermilk and nutmeg
  • Add the cooked spinach to the pre-baked pie shell, sprinkle with cheddar cheese and pour the egg mixture over the cheese. Top with feta cheese and place on a baking tray. Bake for 35-40 minutes until firm to touch


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