Christmas Menu

-- Appetizer: Porcini Mushroom Pie

We have pies on our menu every day, but you can rarely find a recipe for porcini mushroom pie. Porcini mushroom  is a mushroom full of vitamins, minerals and protein, which lowers the cholesterol in the body and thus is very tasty and aromatic.

Many years ago this small forest inhabitant was popular in our region and there are many legends. One legend says that when you look at porcini mushrooms, the mushroom stops growing. This is not true of course, but in practice, many collectors of mushrooms have seen mushrooms shrink after being found under the leaves and they named it shy mushroom.

Make this recipe as a appetizer and thrill your guests. This appetizer is too delicious, so do not eat much, take care and leave some space in your stomach for the main dish.



  • 500 grams of ready- pie crust
  • 500 grams of Porcini mushrooms
  • 1 Clove of purple onion
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • Olive oil
  • Salt and pepper
  • 4 eggs
  • 200 grams of no-fat cheese
  • Half a cup of yoghurt
  • 1 bag of baking powder ( 5-10 grams baking powder)


Shred the porcini mushrooms, boil and strain them well. Simmer the onions in olive oils and then add the chopped garlic.

Add the porcini mushrooms, salt and pepper to your taste and simmer for about 20 minutes. If the water evaporates, add a little. At the bottom of your baking dish place some baking paper and grease it with oil. Put the first pie crust over the paper, gently grease it with olive oil, then place the second  pie crust and grease it again. After that place the third crust. Over the third crust put a little of the porcini mushrooms mixture. Then add another layer of crusts and repeat the same procedure until you spend the mixture. The formula is simple: three crusts and filling.

The top layer should be a mixture of porcini mushrooms and therefore do not add a crust on the top. Meanwhile, mix the eggs, add cheese, yogurt and baking powder. Pour this mixture over the pie and place it in an oven heated at 200 ℃.

Bake for 40 minutes. After half an hour, lower the temperature to 180 ℃. When it’s ready, take the pie from the oven, cover it with a cloth and let it cool down. Cut the pie into pieces and serve.