If purchased creme fraiche is unavailable you can make your own. In a small mixing bowl stir together 1/4 cup whipping cream (not ultrapasteurized) and 1/4 cup dairy sour cream. Cover with plastic wrap. Let stand at room temperature for 2 to 5 hours or until mixture thickens. When thickened, cover and chill in the refrigerator until serving time or up to 48 hours. Stir before serving.
*Frozen Spinach Option:
If desired, substitute two 10-ounce packages frozen chopped spinach, thawed and well drained. Sprinkle with salt. Omit cooking of spinach.
To serve right away:
Chilling step may be omitted. Bake 10 to 15 minutes for final timing.
212 calories; fat 11g; cholesterol 36mg; saturated fat 3g; carbohydrates 9g; insoluble fiber 1g; protein 11g; vitamin a 194.4IU; vitamin c 0.6mg; sodium 255mg; calcium 30.3mg; iron 1.8mg.