Russian Vegetable Pie

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Savory pie with mushroom and cabbage (


  • For the pie crust, you will need:
  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 4 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • For the filling, you will need:
  • 4 eggs, hard boiled, peeled and sliced
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 small head cabbage, shredded
  • 8 ounces fresh mushrooms, sliced
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried marjoram
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried tarragon
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil leaves
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried dill weed
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 4 ounces cream cheese, softened


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. In a large bowl, combine flour, sugar and salt.
  3. Cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
  4. Stir in cream cheese until mixture forms a ball. (You may have to use some water, but use sparingly; too much will make the crust hard.)
  5. Roll out 2/3 of the pastry and line a 9 inch pie dish.
  6. Roll out the remaining pastry and make a circle large enough to cover the dish.
  7. Put it away to chill.
  8. In a large skillet, melt about 2 tablespoons butter.
  9. Add the onion and cabbage and saute for several minutes, stirring constantly. Season with marjoram, tarragon, and basil, salt and pepper.
  10. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the cabbage is wilted and the onions are soft.
  11. Remove from the pan and set aside.
  12. Add another tablespoon of butter to the pan.
  13. Saute the mushrooms lightly for about 5 to 6 minutes, stirring constantly.
  14. Spread the softened cream cheese in the bottom of the pie shell.
  15. Arrange the egg slices in a layer over the cheese.
  16. Sprinkle them with dried dill weed, then cover them with the cabbage.
  17. Make a final layer of the sauteed mushrooms and cover with the circle of pastry.
  18. Seal and flute the edges of the crust.
  19. With a sharp knife, cut a few short slashes through the top crust.
  20. Bake in the preheated oven for 15 minutes.
  21. Reduce temperature to 350 degrees F.
  22. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes, or until golden brown.