Balsamic Roasted Tomato-Spinach-Bacon Pie

Bring out the natural sweetness of plum tomatoes when you roast them, then add to a scrumptious main-dish pie.

  • prep time 35 min
  • total time 1 hr 20 min
  • ingredients 16
  • servings 8

Ingredients

1
Pillsbury™ refrigerated pie crust, softened as directed on box
9
medium plum (Roma) tomatoes, halved lengthwise, seeded
2
cloves garlic, finely chopped
1/2
teaspoon Italian seasoning
1/8
teaspoon salt
1/8
teaspoon black pepper
2
tablespoons balsamic vinegar
2
tablespoons Crisco® 100% Extra Virgin Olive Oil or Pure Olive Oil
3
eggs
1/2
cup mascarpone cheese (4 oz), softened
1
box (9 oz) Green Giant™ frozen chopped spinach, thawed, squeezed to drain
1
cup grated Parmesan cheese
2
or 3 dashes ground red pepper (cayenne), if desired
1/4
teaspoon salt
1/2
teaspoon black pepper
6
slices bacon, cooked, crumbled
  • 1 Heat oven to 425°F. Place pie crust in 9-inch glass pie plate as directed on box for One-Crust Filled Pie; flute edge. Bake 6 to 8 minutes or until just beginning to brown. Remove from oven.
  • 2 Line 15x10-inch pan (with sides) with foil. Arrange tomatoes, cut sides up, in single layer in pan. Sprinkle tomatoes with garlic, Italian seasoning and 1/8 teaspoon each salt and black pepper. Drizzle with vinegar and oil. Roast 25 to 30 minutes or until tomatoes are very tender. Remove from oven; reduce oven temperature to 375°F.
  • 3 Meanwhile, in medium bowl, beat eggs with wire whisk. Add mascarpone cheese; beat until well blended. Stir in spinach, 1/2 cup of the Parmesan cheese, red pepper, 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1/2 teaspoon black pepper. Spread mixture evenly in partially baked crust.
  • 4 Arrange tomatoes, overlapping slightly, in single layer on spinach mixture. Sprinkle with remaining 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese and bacon.
  • 5 Bake at 375°F 25 to 35 minutes, covering edge of crust with strips of foil after 10 to 15 minutes, until filling is set in center and crust is golden brown. Let stand 10 minutes before serving.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 Serving
    Calories
    300
    (
    Calories from Fat
    180),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    20g
    20%
    (Saturated Fat
    8g,
    8%
    Trans Fat
    0g
    0%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    95mg
    95%;
    Sodium
    630mg
    630%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    17g
    17%
    (Dietary Fiber
    1g
    1%
      Sugars
    2g
    2%
    ),
    Protein
    11g
    11%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    60%;
    Vitamin C
    6%;
    Calcium
    20%;
    Iron
    6%;
    Exchanges:
    1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 3 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    1
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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