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Zucchini Herb Pie

Author: SallyK / Date: 2016-07-14 @ 08:29 pm / Print Me! /
Tags: Zucchini / Summer Squashes / Dairy / Wheat Germ and Bran /

Zucchini Herb Pie

Based on an old-fashioned recipe, this zucchini pie has been updated without losing its wonderful flavor. The crust is a bread-like shell made with high protein wheat germ.

Serves 6.

Wheat Germ Crust

Ingredients:

  • 1 c all purpose flour
  • 6 Tbsp raw wheat germ
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 c sour cream
  • 3-4 Tbsp ice water

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F and butter a 9.5-inch pie dish.
  2. In a large bowl, blend together the all purpose flour, wheat germ, baking powder and salt.
  3. Cut in the sour cream with a fork until evenly distributed.
  4. Add ice water gradually, until dough comes together.
  5. Turn dough out on lightly floured surface and knead 2 minutes.
  6. Allow to rest 10 minutes.
  7. Roll with a rolling pin to make a 10 inch disc. Transfer to prepared pie dish and crimp edges.
  8. Use a fork to prick the bottom, sides and edges. Bake 10 minutes. Cool while preparing filling.

Filling:

Ingredients:

  • 2 Tbsp butter
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 4 c zucchini, thinly sliced
  • 1 c onion, coarsely chopped
  • 1 Tbsp dry dill
  • 1 Tbsp dry basil
  • 1/2 tsp oregano
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 2 eggs, well beaten
  • 8 oz mozzarella cheese, shredded (divided use)
  • 2-3 tsp Dijon mustard

Directions:

  1. In a large skillet over medium heat, melt the butter in the olive oil. Add zucchini and onion. Salute 10 minutes.
  2. Stir in the dill, basil, oregano, garlic, salt and pepper. Mix well.
  3. Add the eggs and 6 oz (about 2 cups) of the cheese; blend thoroughly.
  4. Spread the bottom of the baked pie shell with the mustard.
  5. Pour in the filling and smooth. Add remaining cheese to top.
  6. Cut strips of tin foil and cover the outer crust with it, shiny side out.
  7. Bake 20 minutes, or until set up in the center.
  8. Allow to cool 10 minutes before slicing and serving hot.