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Finnish Salmon and Dill Pie

Being of Finnish heritage, I am always thrilled when I find a family recipe. This salmon and dill pie came tumbling out of one of my grandmother's books. It will be a winner at any of your social functions. —Judy Batson, Tampa, Florida
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. Bake: 30 min. + standing
  • Makes
    6 servings


  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1/3 cup finely chopped green onions
  • 3/4 cup flaked smoked salmon fillets
  • 1/4 cup snipped fresh dill
  • Dough for single-crust pie
  • 3 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1 cup half-and-half cream
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 cup shredded Swiss cheese


  • Preheat oven to 400°. In a small skillet, melt butter over medium heat. Add green onions; cook and stir until crisp-tender, about 3 minutes. Remove from heat. Gently stir in salmon and dill; set aside.
  • On a lightly floured surface, roll dough to a 1/8-in.-thick circle; transfer to a 9-in. pie plate. Trim crust to 1/2 in. beyond rim of plate; flute edge. Spoon salmon mixture into crust. In a small bowl, whisk eggs, cream, flour and seasonings until blended; pour over top. Sprinkle with cheese.
  • Bake on a lower oven rack until a knife inserted near the center comes out clean, 35-40 minutes. Cover edge loosely with foil during the last 10 minutes if needed to prevent overbrowning. Remove foil. Let stand 10 minutes before cutting.
Editor's Note
Dough for single-crust pie: Combine 1-1/4 cups all-purpose flour and 1/4 tsp. salt; cut in 1/2 cup cold butter until crumbly. Gradually add 3-5 Tbsp. ice water, tossing with a fork until dough holds together when pressed. Shape into a disk; wrap and refrigerate 1 hour.
Nutrition Facts
1 piece: 448 calories, 30g fat (18g saturated fat), 179mg cholesterol, 642mg sodium, 26g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 1g fiber), 16g protein.

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