I whipped up this pie on a weeknight in about 15 minutes. I had some leftover phyllo, half a jar of roasted red peppers, half a carton of mushrooms and a tub of Jarlsberg dip. Super random, key ingredient being the Jarlsberg dip. I'd also like to mention further constrictions: I threw this pie together in a 18 inch by 18 inch working space since my roommate was making something way more elaborate. After 45 minutes of baking, I took it out, let it cool, cut myself a slice and was happy.
I was even happier when I came up from the She-Cave an hour later to find both my roommates guiltily noshing away at the rest of the pie (makes me happy because I can cook more). "This is the best pie you've ever made!" I wouldn't think that considering the minimal effort and leftover ingredients used, but those were the raves I got, so I will gladly take them.
What is Jarlsberg dip, you ask?
Greek Style Swiss, Mushroom and Ped Pepper Pie
- 10 sheets of phyllo, thawed
- 1 tub of Jarlsberg dip (if you can't find it, you can google the recipe)
- 3 large roasted red bell peppers, patted dry and sliced finely
- 1 1/2 cups sliced mushrooms
- 1/4 cup melted butter
- olive oil, wine, balsamic vinegar for the mushrooms
- In a frying pan or skillet, sauté mushrooms with olive on medium heat. Deglaze pan with red wine and balsamic a few times until mushrooms have shrunk down. Set aside to cool.
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- In an greased vessel 10x10 (or around that), layer the first five sheets of phyllo with butter sprinkled between each layer. Fold over edges after each layer.
- Mix dip, peppers and mushrooms and pat evenly on to the 5th layer.
- Finish with the last five layers of phyllo.
- Add extra butter sprinkles on top (you may need more).
- Bake for 45 minutes or until golden brown.
- Let cool for at least 15 minutes before cutting (the cheese will run out like crazy).
I'd also like to disclose I was compensated for this post. And I should tell you that there is a giveaway going on over at facebook. The giveaway includes a tailgate tote stocked with glorious goodies:
- Jarlsberg Lite Cheese
- Jarlsberg Cheese Dip
- Snofrisk (a Norwegian style cream cheese)
- honey crèmes
- honey vinegar