Sweet Spinach Pie
|Spinach||2 1⁄2 Pound|
|Ginger piece||1 , finely chopped|
|Seedless white raisins||1 1⁄2 Tablespoon, soaked in 1/2 cup dark rum|
|Light brown cane sugar||1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)|
|Allspice berries||4 , ground|
|Pine nuts||2 Tablespoon|
|Heavy cream||1 1⁄4 Cup (20 tbs)|
|Frozen puff pastry||16 Ounce (Two 8 Ounce Package)|
|Sesame seeds||2 Tablespoon|
|Whipping cream||3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs), stiffly beaten (For Serving)|
1 Trim off the spinach stalks.
2 Wash the leaves, do not dry or shake them.
3 In a bowl, soak the seedless white raisins in rum for 15 minutes
4 Preheat the oven to 400 F.
5 In a nonstick saucepan, place the spinach leaves with no additional water.
6 Cover and cook over moderate heat for 2 minutes, turning the spinach once.
7 Transfer to a colander.
8 Refresh under running cold water.
9 Drain and squeeze very tightly to eliminate as much moisture as possible.
10 Chop finely.
11 Peel and chop the ginger.
12 In a nonstick pan, heat 1 1/2 tbsp of the butter.
13 Add the ginger and cook for a few seconds, stirring.
14 Add in the spinach and cook for 2 minutes, stirring continuously.
15 Set aside to cool.
16 In a large bowl, beat 4 of the eggs with the sugar.
17 Add the allspice, a pinch of grated nutmeg, and the finely grated rind of the lemon.
18 In a nonstick pan, heat 1 ½ tbsp butter.
19 Add the pine nuts and cook for a dew seconds, shaking the pan until pale golden in color.
20 Add the cream to the egg mixture in the bowl, followed by the spinach, the raisins and rum, and the pine nuts.
21 Roll out the two thawed pieces of pie dough into rectangles.
22 Line a nonstick jellyroll pan or shallow baking tray with one of the rectangles of pie dough.
23 Evenly spread all the spinach mixture over the surface, leaving an uncovered border all the way round the edges.
24 Cover with the second rectangle of pie dough.
25 Carefully seal the edges tightly, pressing them down all the way round with the tines of a fork.
26 In a bowl, beat the remaining egg lightly and brush all over the surface of the pie.
27 Sprinkle with the sesame seeds and bake in the oven for 20-25 minutes, until crisp and pale golden brown.
28 Allow to stand for 10 minutes before serving.
29 Serve with whipped cream.