Jun 10, 2010

artichoke and sun-dried tomato italian easter pie with herbed crust

This is my version of the classic Italian Easter Pie. 
This is a meal that is typically served on holidays. I can almost understand why: there are a dozen reasons. Because I did not use the DOZEN eggs most recipes I looked at called for, I needed to up the ingredients, and therefore I wound up enhancing the flavor. I put artichokes, sun-dried tomatoes, spinach, sausage and homemade tofu ricotta in there. The crust was a snap to make, using the food processor, and I added a teaspoon each of oregano and basil to it. It came out flaky and crispy and oh, so delicious.

I am not a fan of bland, so I am glad this turned out so wonderful.

Cost Breakdown:
crust: $1
sausage: $1
artichoke and spinach: $3
onion, seasoning, garlic: $1
tofu, lemon, almond: $3
salad: $3
Total to feed a family of 5:


  1. This sounds wonderful and economical. I love all the ingredients in this recipe, especially the sun-dried tomato.

  2. Thank you, Kait! It was excellent. I love the combination of ingredients in this, too. It was a well-rounded meal, with Italian ingredients that I happen to love. A little more involved than usual, but I guess that is the other reason why it is supposed to be a holiday dish. Well, for us it was...Thursday!

    I appreciate the comment!

  3. This looks amazing that anyone even non vegan would eat. YUMMY !!!

  4. Thank you, polwig! I will post this recipe soon - I just have to write it up. It was YUMMY!

  5. This was OUT OF THIS WORLD good.
    The carnivore actually asked that this be part of the regular rotation.

    I only made two changes. One is that I used Spelt rather than white flour (and increased the water)
    Second, I forgot to mix the "ricota" with the filling, and just layered the "ricota" on top of the filling... (I was not being very "present" while cooking that day...)

    Thank you for another winner!

  6. Thanks, in2insight! Every time I begin to question if all this is worth it, someone like you answers me. I really appreciate it and I am very happy that you and your family are actually enjoying the recipes.

    I loved this one as well!


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