Thursday, 19 November 2009

Courgette Pie - quick and easy

Oven: 200C for approx. 40-45 mins. (till golden)

1 pkt. of JusRol (Shortcrust) Pastry Sheet (or Puff Pastry) -
cut in half and reserve half for lid.
Roll to shape and place half in base of buttered ovenproof dish, prick with a fork and sprinkle some Semolina or Cornmeal over (approx. 1 tblspn.) - - - so the pastry doesn't go soggy.

Oven approx. 190/200 C.

1 lb. courgettes - roughly chopped into small chunks - (no need to peel)
1 red onion - peeled, halved and thinly sliced
1 clove of garlic (large or small)
approx. tsp or two of dried or fresh oregano
S & P - to taste

Saute in some olive oil and a knob of butter, when the veg. are tender, add about 1 tbls. of flour and cook for another few minutes. Set aside.

Mix together 2 large beaten eggs*
1 tsp. of Temari sauce
Juice of 1/2 a lemon
approx. 3 ozs. grated cheddar cheese
large tblspn. of plain yogurt
can add a little cream to the mix too.
little pepper/salt - season to taste

Place cooled veggie mix into your pastry case, then pour 'custard' mix over.
Tap the pie dish gently on your counter to settle the 'custard'.
Roll out the lid and crimp :) !
Brush the lid with a little beaten egg* and bake till nicely golden.

This pie is lovely either hot or cold. It reheats very well in the micro.

* save a very small amount of the beaten eggs to use as the egg wash - otherwise you will have to crack open another one!


MaryMoh said...

My family loves courgette. I always stir fry it. But it looks delicious in a pie. Will have to try that.

BeadBag said...

Thank you MaryMoh - I have to say the pie is delicious - and keeps really well in the fridge.

Sabrina Ghayour said...

Hi Shirley, LOVE this recipe... I absolutely adore courgettes, i think they are heavily under used. Albeit, my favourite part being the flower, which i guess i have to wait a while for now!!! I'm glad you use ready made puff pastry! Me too... Its a life saver!!!

BeadBag said...

Hi Sabrina - I did in fact make this pie with ready-made & rolled shortcrust ..... (feeling guilty) - but it was really good!

Chicbee said...

I have never cooked a pie. We also stir fry our courgettes, which we call zuccini. I will have to try this recioe. I came to your site while trying to find the recipe pictured here: