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Florentine Meat Pie

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Florentine Meat Pie is a delicious mouth-watering pie recipe. Try this amazingly irresistible Florentine Meat Pie dish; I bet you will get a lot of compliments for this one!
Ingredients
  Flour 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Sugar 1 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Salt 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Shortening 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Ice water 2 Tablespoon
  Lean ground beef 1 Pound
  Frozen chopped spinach 10 Ounce, thawed and drained (1 Package)
  Canned tomato paste 6 Ounce (1 Can)
  Finely crushed saltine cracker crumbs 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Instant onion flakes 1 Tablespoon
  Eggs 2 Large
  Salt 1 Teaspoon
  Oregano 1 Teaspoon
  9 inch unbaked pie shell 1 (With High Fluted Rim)
  Milk 2 Tablespoon
  Grated cheddar cheese 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Bacon slices 4 , halved crosswise and cooked until crisp (For Garnish)
Directions

Add sugar and salt to flour.
Cut in shortening till fine.
Add water, stir with fork until mixture forms a ball.
Roll out to fit 9 inch pie pan.
Make high fluted rim.
In a medium mixing bowl mix together well the beef, spinach, tomato paste, cracker crumbs, onion, 1 egg, salt and oregano.
Press firmly into pie shell.
Cover pie shell edge with 2 inch wide strip of foil to prevent excessive browning.
Bake in a preheated 425° oven for 50 minutes.
Remove foil strip.
Beat remaining egg slightly and stir in milk and cheese; pour over top of pie (but not over pastry edge), spreading evenly.
Reduce heat to 350 degrees and bake until topping sets.
Remove from oven and let stand 10 minutes before cutting.
Garnish with bacon, if desired.
This can be, done ahead of time.
Makes a super dish to take on a picnic.
Served with a green salad, it makes a good main course for Sunday supper.
Also warms up well in a microwave oven, if you use a glass dish.

Recipe Summary

Cuisine: 
Italian
Course: 
Side Dish
Method: 
Baked
Dish: 
Pie
Ingredient: 
Beef
Interest: 
Gourmet
Servings: 
6

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