Italian Spinach Torta

With its fetching lattice top, this tart makes an excellent party appetizer. Thanks to refrigerated pie crust, you can prepare it in 15 minutes.

  • prep time 15 min
  • total time 1 hr 15 min
  • ingredients 8
  • servings 12

Ingredients

Crust

1
box Pillsbury™ refrigerated pie crusts, softened as directed on box

Filling

1
box (9 oz) Green Giant™ frozen spinach, thawed, squeezed to drain
1
cup ricotta cheese
1/2
cup grated Parmesan cheese
1/4
to 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
1/4
teaspoon pepper
1
egg, separated
1
teaspoon water
  • 1 Make pie crusts as directed on box for Two-Crust Pie using 10-inch tart pan with removable bottom or 9-inch glass pie pan. Place 1 pie crust in pan; press in bottom and up sides of pan. Trim edges if necessary.
  • 2 Place oven rack in lowest rack position; heat oven to 400°F. In medium bowl, mix spinach, ricotta cheese, Parmesan cheese, garlic salt, pepper and egg yolk until well blended; spread evenly in crust-lined pan.
  • 3 To make lattice top, cut remaining pie crust into 3/4-inch-wide strips; arrange in lattice design over spinach mixture. Trim and seal edges. In small bowl with fork, beat egg white and water; gently brush over lattice.
  • 4 Bake on lowest oven rack 45 to 50 minutes or until dark golden brown. If necessary, cover torta with foil during last 5 to 10 minutes of baking to prevent excessive browning. Cool 10 minutes; remove sides of pan.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 Serving
    Calories
    200
    (
    Calories from Fat
    100),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    11g
    11%
    (Saturated Fat
    5g,
    5%
    Trans Fat
    0g
    0%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    30mg
    30%;
    Sodium
    310mg
    310%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    18g
    18%
    (Dietary Fiber
    0g
    0%
      Sugars
    0g
    0%
    ),
    Protein
    6g
    6%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    35%;
    Vitamin C
    0%;
    Calcium
    15%;
    Iron
    2%;
    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; 1 1/2 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    1
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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