Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Luna Pie and The Horn of the Moon Cafe

This came from a great cookbook called Horn of the Moon Cookbook by Ginny Callan. It was a lucky find at our local thrift store for $2. The book tells the story of this incredibly popular local vegetarian restaurant in the prime of its life. It was an establishment for 23 years in Vermont. Unfortunately, The Horn of the Moon Cafe was dealt a terrible blow. Here is an article talking about the final end for this incredible little restaurant, when the owner tragically killed himself.
It's a story worth reading and a cookbook worth investing in. The book can still be found on
I feel grateful to have unintentionally fallen into this story and still be able to cook some of their most famous dishes. Thank you, Horn of the Moon Cafe.

Luna Pie

4 TB oil
1 cup finely, chopped onion
1 tsp basil
1 tsp dried leaf thyme
1/2 tsp oregano
1 1/2 cups finely, chopped celery
1 lb mushrooms chopped finely
1 package tofu
3 eggs
1 1/2 cups grated cheddar cheese
3/4 tsp salt
1/4 cayenne pepper
1 tsp mustard, dry or wet
1/2 box phyllo dough
1/4 butter, melted

Heat 2 TB oil, saute first 5 ingredients until onions begin to brown. Set aside.
Heat remaining oil, saute mushrooms on medium to high heat until all moisture has evaporated.
In a bowl, mash tofu with a fork. Using an electric mixer, beat in eggs. Add cheese, salt, cayenne, and mustard mix well. Stir in sauteed veggies.
Preheat oven to 375. Cut phyllo dough into 12 inch squares. Using a pastry brush, brush a sheet with butter. Drape the dough over a 10-inch pie plate. repeat layers until 7 are stacked.
Gently push dough into bottom of pan. Pour in filling. Butter 3 more sheets and lay on top of filling. Roll over the hanging dough to form a pie crust edge. Brush top with butter. Slash top carefully down the center. Bake 30 to 35 minutes, until browned. Let set 10 minutes after removing from oven before cutting.

*recipe taken from Horn of the Moon Cookbook

1. Use a food chopper to chop all veggies finely, quickly
2. place dough in a large pan and place a wet dish towel over it as you are working with it. It will keep it from drying out.

ENJOY! It is SO good!


Luna Pie- mushrooms and cheesy goodness!

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