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Low Fat Spinach Quiche

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Ingredients
For pastry
  All purpose flour 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Whole wheat flour 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)
  Salt 1 Pinch
  Olive oil 3 Tablespoon
  Low fat cream cheese 2 Tablespoon
  Ice water 4 Tablespoon
For filling
  Olive oil 1 Tablespoon
  Onion 1 , finely chopped
  Garlic 1 Clove (5 gm), finely chopped
  Frozen chopped spinach 10 Ounce, thawed and drained (1 Package)
  1 % low fat milk 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Low fat cream cheese 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  All purpose flour 1 Tablespoon
  Whole eggs 2
  Egg whites 2
  Chopped fresh herbs 2 Tablespoon (Such As Parsley / Basil / Chives)
  Salt To Taste
  Pepper To Taste
Directions

GETTING READY
1. To make the pastry in a large bowl, combine both flours with salt.
2. Add oil and cream cheese and, using a pastry blender or 2 butter knives, blend into the flours until the mixture resembles crumbs.
Add water, a little at a time to bind the mixture into a dough.
3. Turn out onto a lightly floured surface and knead lightly with your finger tips until soft and smooth.
4. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 1 hour.
Preheat oven to 425°F.

MAKING
5. In a nonstick skillet, heat oil over moderate heat.
6. Add and sauté the onion and garlic for 5 minutes.
7. Add the spinach and sauté until all the moisture evaporates.
8. Take pan off the flame and allow the mixture to cool slightly.
In another mixing bowl, combine the milk, cream cheese, flour, eggs, egg whites, herbs, salt, and pepper.
9. Beat the mixture with a wire whisk until well blended.
10. On a flour dusted surface, lightly roll out the cooled pastry dough into a 10-inch circle.
11. Neatly line a 9-inch pie tin or quiche pan with the pastry, trimming the extra pastry at the edges.
12. Spread the spinach mixture in the pie shell.
13. Pour over the egg mixture.
14. Bake the pie on the middle level of the preheated oven for 35-40 minutes. Until the filling has set and the pastry is golden brown.
15. Remove the quiche from the oven and rest it for 10 minutes.

SERVING
16. Cut the quiche into equal size wedges and serve warm.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Cuisine: 
European
Course: 
Snack
Method: 
Baked
Restriction: 
Lacto Ovo Vegetarian
Ingredient: 
Spinach
Interest: 
Everyday, Healthy
Preparation Time: 
20 Minutes
Cook Time: 
45 Minutes
Ready In: 
65 Minutes
Servings: 
6

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