Ham and cheese pie with a lovely dark Danish rye bread crust.
The mind works in mysterious ways, The inspiration for this pie was a cheesecake with a dark chocolate crust and looked a little crumbly. My mind wander off to Danish rye bread and i was thinking why not make a savoury cheese cake. Don’t ask me why, I can’t even explain it to my self.
If you like the flavour of dark rye bread you should try this. I made a simple ham and cheese filling, but you can use any filling you think goes well with rye bread.
250 g Danish rye bread
250 g crisp bread
100 g butter
250 g cream cheese
150 g chopped ham
150 g grated cheese
Ramsonk pure or another herb
Salt and pepper as desired
Pre heat the oven to 200 C
Finely chop rye bread and crisp bread, melt the butter and mix everything in a bowl.
Press the mixture in a baking paper lined 9 inch pan or a pie dish.
Bake in the middle of the oven for about 10 minutes.
While the crust is baking in the oven, make the filling
Beat the eggs and cream cheese smooth.
Add the chopped ham and grated cheese and salt and pepper to your liking. And mix in desired herbs. I used ramson..
Pour the filling into the finished crust and baking it in the middle of the oven at 150 C for 20 minutes.
Serve the pie warm with a salad and enjoy.
Have you ever tried cripbread pizza?
No, then you should try it.
It is easy to make and healthier to eat.
The crust is almost like an italian pizza crust a mix of soft and crunchy
I used wedged shaped crispbread but you can use any shape you want.
You need crispbread
Topping of your liking
Then cover the pieces with tomato sauce, cheese and topping like you would do with regular pizza.
The nice thing with this pizza is that you can make every piece individual and everybody can get a piece they want as soon the pizza is done.
Sam: This tastes great mum.
Me: Thanks, haven’t you always liked spinach pie.
Son: Yes, but it still tastes great.
I just love this kid
(I love all my pride and joys)
Pies like these I some times make for a light dinner, a quick lunch or for the children’s lunch boxes.
They are quick and easy to make and makes a healthier meal for the children.
4 medium-sized pies
4 pie crusts, 15 cm/6 inches in diameter
500 g of spinach
1 finely chopped onion
chopped ham optional
1 pinch of nutmeg
salt and pepper to taste.
2 dl cream
Start by sauteing the chopped onions in a pan, then add the spinach and the rest of the ingredients except the eggs and cream. When everything is cooked set it a side to let it cool a bit.
In a separate bowl whisk the eggs and cream together and add the cooled spinach mixture and stir. Pour the mixture into the four pie crusts cover with some grated cheese and bake in a preheated oven on 180 C for about 20 minutes.
HERE is another way to make quick little pies
Sometimes I make this quick little snack if i have some ready-made puff pastry in the freezer. They are quick and easy and to make them a little healthier I fill the pockets with spinach.
10 4X4 inch puff pastry squares
You can use any type of filling you want but I used:
1/2 onion, finely chopped
1 clove crushed garlic
Saute in a pan with a little butter, add
500 g spinach frozen or fresh
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
salt and pepper
Roll the squares thin to about twice the width and length and fill them with spinach filling, ham and cheese.
Fold them together and pinch the edges.
You can pinch them any way you want.
Place them on a baking tray lined with baking paper and put some grated cheese on top.
Bake them ovnen for about 15 minutes or untill they are puffed up and golden in a preheated oven on 200 degrees Celsius.