Spinach Pies

  • 1 handpie dough recipe
  • 10 oz spinach, thoroughly washed, chopped, cooked and drained
  • 2 medium onions, chopped
  • 1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese
  • 1 tbsp pine nuts
  • 4 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/8 tsp cayenne

Prepare dough for pies, then set aside.

Make a filling by thoroughly combining all remaining ingredients, then set aside.

Form dough into 12 to 16 balls, then place them on a floured tray. Cover with a slightly damp cloth, then allow to stand in a warm place for 30 minutes.

Roll balls into 5 to 6 inch rounds, then place 2 heaping tablespoons of filling on each round, stirring the filling each time. (Alternatively the filling can be divided into 12-16 equal parts). Fold the dough over the filling, then close by firmly pinching edges together into a half moon or triangle shape.

Place pies on a well greased baking trays, brush with egg, then bake in a 350 F preheated oven for 20 minutes or until pies turn golden brown. Remove from the oven then brush with olive oil. serve hot or cold.