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25 February 2006 @ 02:50 pm
recipe ahoy!  
my friend nadja reminded me of this delicious dish her mom made at thanksgiving last year. recipe is from the Vegetarian Epicure. yummy.

Russian Vegetable Pie (Russia) serves 4 to 6

1 ¼ cups flour 4 ounces softened cream cheese
1 teaspoon sugar 3 tablespoons butter
1 teaspoon salt

* Sift together dry ingredients and cut in butter and cream cheese. Work into dough. Roll out 1/2 of the pastry and line a 9-inch pie dish. Roll out remaining pastry into a circle large enough to cover the dish. Place it between two sheets of waxed paper and put pastry into refrigerator.

1 small head cabbage (3 cups shredded) 3 tablespoons butter
½ pound mushrooms, washed and sliced 4 ounces softened cream cheese
1 yellow onion, chopped 4 to 5 hard-cooked eggs
1/8 teaspoon each basil, marjoram and tarragon chopped dill (fresh if possible)

* In a large skillet melt 2 tablespoons of the butter. Add the onion and cabbage and sauté for several minutes, stirring constantly. Add marjoram, basil and tarragon, salt and some fresh-ground black pepper. Allow the mixture to cook, stirring often, until the cabbage is wilted and the onion is soft. Remove from pan and set aside.
* Add another tablespoon of butter to the pan and sauté the mushrooms, stirring constantly, for 5 to 6 minutes. Preheat oven to 400F.
* Remove pie shell and top from refrigerator. Spread softened cream cheese carefully in the bottom of the pie shell. Slice the eggs and arrange them in a layer over the cream cheese. Sprinkle with dill and then cover with the cabbage. Finally, layer the mushrooms and cover with the circle of pastry.
* Press the pastry together tightly at the edges and flute them. With a sharp knife, cut a few slashes in the top to allow steam to escape.
* Bake in a 400F oven for 15 minutes, then reduce temperature to 350F and continue baking for another 20 to 25 minutes, or until the crust is a light brown. Let stand a few minutes before cutting.
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Lisapen15club on February 25th, 2006 11:39 pm (UTC)
While not sounding particularly *heart-smart* it sure sounds fucking yum-o. I'd like to substitute something instead of the hardboiled eggs because eggs scare me. :(

I am switching back over to a mostly non-meat-o diet and this sounds awesome.
emmieemmiepie on February 25th, 2006 11:42 pm (UTC)
yeah. it's really more of a special occasion dinner. i can't see eating it on a normal tuesday, but it is so good.
Lisapen15club on February 25th, 2006 11:44 pm (UTC)
Anything that involves cream cheese is bound to be fucking ridiculi in yumminess.