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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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  • shannondobos
    Feb 26, 2021

    I substituted some leftover trout filets for the smoked salmon, and then used smoked cheddar in place of the swiss to try and capture the smoky flavor of the recipe as originally written. This was outstanding. This recipe is a keeper! I'll re-try it without my changes too, as I'm sure both ways will be fantastic!

  • sgronholz
    Feb 11, 2021

    This recipe is absolutely delicious. I'm always on the lookout for new ideas for our weekend brunch and this salmon pie is a winner!

  • ReneeMurby
    Jan 23, 2021

    My children are of Finnish heritage so I was eager to try this recipe. The smoked salmon and dill really stand out. This is a good hearty dish for brunch.