Gluten Free Spanakopita
Jerry James Stone is a vegetarian chef, food activist, and the author of this delicious recipe that we adapted for our Flour Farm flour: gluten free Spanakopita. These Greek mini pies will WOW you. Truly! Dave has a hard time waiting for them to cool, before diving into one. They are easy to make, and easier to serve. Just add a kickin’ seasonal salad, your favorite beverage, and finish with a simple, yet satisfying dessert. Easy peasy entertaining, (even if it’s dinner for two.)
Traditional Greek Pies made GF
Spanakopita is a traditional, savory Greek pie typically loaded with spinach, feta cheese, onions, herbs, egg and seasoning. Flaky dough tops or surrounds this delicious baked pie, such as phyllo, puff pastry or a thick layer of pie crust. The golden, crusty crowns of our Greek mini pies are made with Flour Farm’s gluten free Flaky Pie Crust. Excellent choice! Click on the link to go to our pie crust recipe.
By the way, these pies are actually mini. Our ramekins (4″ diameter, 2″ deep) hold about 1 cup or 4 oz (114g) of filling, which will yield four pies with this recipe. However, use whatever size container you wish. Also, we only top each pie with a single layer of crust instead of bake them surrounded in dough. Many of us are trying to cut back on carbohydrates, so we leave the extra carbs for dessert. Serve mini pies as a light evening meal with soup and/or salad on the side. Dave likes to pluck one from the fridge for lunch. As an alternative, make one regular 9″ pie.
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An important note: our spanakopita successfully uses a pie crust recipe made with Flour Farm Organic Gluten Free Flour Blend. Click on this link to blend a batch for yourself. If you choose to make this with another GF flour blend, please note that your results may differ.e note that your results may differ.
Peace & LOVE – Teri
Going Greek in the Flour Farm Kitchen
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Flour Farm’s gluten free Spanakopita – perfect Greek mini pies stuffed with spinach and cheese. Share the love with this light and easy meal.
Time Saver Tip: Make the gluten free pie crust ahead of time, and remove from the fridge as you begin making the filling. Also, take the frozen spinach out of the freezer the night before and place in the refrigerator to thaw.
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GF Pie Crust
- Make a half batch of Flour Farm’s GF Flaky Pie Crust (you will have plenty of dough for thicker crust, or enough for a double batch of filling to make 8 mini-pies)
- Keep dough refrigerated until 30 minutes prior to rolling out
- 1 lb (454g) Frozen Spinach, (see notes for fresh), thaw and squeeze out water leaving a scant two cups
- 114g (4 oz) Crumbled Feta, we use regular instead of light (about 3/4 C)
- 56g (2 oz) Shredded Mozzarella Cheese, we use whole milk (1/4 C)
- 56g (2 oz) Leek, thinly sliced (1/2 medium leek)
- 1 Large Pasture Raised Egg, slightly beaten (50g)
- 1 Garlic Clove, minced or more to taste
- Chopped Fresh Parsley, handful will do
- Ground Black Pepper to taste
- 1 Small Pasture Raised Egg
- 1 T Water
Equipment: Digital Scale (preferred,) 4 Ramekins (4″ diameter, 2″ deep) or regular 9″ Pie Dish, Mixing Bowl, Measuring Cups and Spoons, Heavy Spoon, Rolling Pin, Pie Bag or Unbleached Parchment, Aluminum Foil, Cooling Rack
Before You Dive In – Prep: Please read!
- Make GF Pie Crust, remove from refrigerator 30 minutes before rolling out
- Thaw frozen or cook fresh spinach and squeeze out excess water
- Grease 4 ramekins, we like to use our non-stick baking Goop
- Move oven rack to center
- Preheat oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit (220 C)
Step 1: Combine filling ingredients in a large bowl. Mix well with a heavy spoon.
Step 2: Fill each ramekin with an equal amount of filling (about 1 C).
Step 3: Lightly dust a pie bag or sheet of unbleached parchment. Dust the surface of the dough, and roll out pie crust to desired thickness. Use a round biscuit cutter or a glass to cut out circles of dough with a diameter just shy of your ramekin. Cover the filling for each ramekin with a dough round, (or large pie). Vent the top.
Step 4: Whisk together egg and water for egg wash. Brush wash over the surface of each pie.
Step 5: Place ramekins on a parchment lined baking sheet. Place the baking sheet loaded with pies in the middle of a preheated 400 F (200 C) oven and bake for about 25-30 minutes. If you desire a darker crust, change the temp to low broil and watch closely. Remove from oven when ready. Note: if you are making a double batch, place oven racks on upper and lower thirds of oven. Rotate baking sheets halfway.
Step 6: Remove pies from the baking sheet and place on a cooling rack. Serve when ramekins are cool enough to handle.
Store in the refrigerator for up to two days. Reheat in a 300 F (150 C) oven until heated through.
The nutrition information below is for the recipe as written with the following exception: one extra large organic egg was used to calculate the amount of egg in the filling and the wash. Each mini pie is filled with approximately 114g/4 oz of filling and uses 1/8 of a half batch of our GF Flaky Pie Crust Recipe.
Fresh Spinach: You will need about 2 pounds of fresh spinach for this recipe. Prepare in the following way: 1) rinse, dry and trim spinach stems, 2) place spinach in a saute pan and cook on med until wilted, 3) cool enough to squeeze out excess water, 4) chop.
Prep time does not include making pie crust or thawing frozen/wilting fresh spinach.
- Prep Time: 20 minutes
- Cook Time: 30 minutes
- Category: pie
- Method: baking
- Cuisine: Greek
- Serving Size: 1 pie
- Calories: 350
- Sugar: 4g
- Sodium: 610mg
- Fat: 23g
- Saturated Fat: 14g
- Unsaturated Fat: 9g
- Trans Fat: 0g
- Carbohydrates: 22g
- Fiber: 4g
- Protein: 13g
- Cholesterol: 120mg
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