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BumbleBee
Mar 2nd, 2009, 02:32 PM
Apparently it's national pie week and even though I love cooking, I've never really made homemade pie before! Anybody got any good recipes? :)

ps - I don't mind if it's sweet or savory :D Pie is pie, it's all good!!

Spud Addict
Mar 2nd, 2009, 03:26 PM
Ooh pie week! That's funny because I was going to attempt to make a pie this week. The filling is going to be apple and sultana with cinnamon. If it turns out any good then I'll post a recipe. :)

veganwitch
Mar 2nd, 2009, 05:11 PM
Seems like national pie week is a week early. It should be 3/14.

mariana
Mar 2nd, 2009, 06:45 PM
This is my favorite pie. :) I never use the glaze of barley malt or rice syrup (because I don't have either of those) and it turns out fine. The quanitity of apples (it calls for 6) seems to vary depending on the size of the apple. If they're medium size apples 6 usually seems like too much and I usually end up using 5, or sometimes even 4 if they're large apples.


Apple Pie (Voluptuous Vegan by Myra Kornfeld)

Oil Crust
1 c unbleached white flour, chilled
1 c whole-wheat pastry flour, chilled
1 t baking powder
4 T unrefined cane sugar
t salt
c very cold canola oil
1 t apple cider vinegar
c ice water

Makes two 9-in pie crusts

Toss the flours, baking powder, sugar, and salt together in a bowl. Drizzle in the oil a little at a time, tossing lightly with your fingers or a wooden spoon (I always use fingers). The flour should lump in different size pebbles, from very small to inch lumps.

Add the cider vinegar to the ice water. Drizzle this mixture a little at a time into the dough, tossing in the same way as with the oil. There is enough water when the dough starts to hold together when pinched. Do not add too much water, but just enough to hold the dough together when you squeeze it. You may not need all the water.

Separate the dough into two balls. Wrap the balls in plastic.

Pie filling
3 lb apple (6 medium apples – Ida Red, Winesap, Cortland, Mutsu, Rome, Northern Spy,
Or Jonagold recommended)
c apple cider
Pinch salt
1 t ground cinnamon
t allspice
c unrefined cane sugar
1 t lemon zest
1 T fresh lemon juice
2 T unbleached white flour
Crusts
2 T barley malt or rice syrup mixed with 1 T water, for

Peel, core, and quarter half the apples. Cut each quarter into 4 slices lengthwise, and then in half (they should be no larger than in). In a medium skillet add the apple juice, salt, chunked apples, cinnamon, and allspice, stir to combine the spices, and cook over low to medium heat until the apples are barely tender, 3 to 5 minutes. Remove from heat.

Peel, core, and quarter the remaining apples. Cut each quarter into thin slices, no thicker than inch. Toss with the cooked apples and add the sugar, lemon zest, and lemon juice. Sprinkle flour over the top, and stir to combine. Set the mixture aside while rolling the dough.

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Start with one disk or dough. On a lightly floured board, roll out the dough. Start from the center and move outward in all directions, rolling the dough until it is as thin as possible (about 1/16 in). Transfer to a 9-inch pie plate. Lightly push in the crust to meet the contours of the plate, but leave overhang.

Add the filling to the curst, neatly mounding it. Roll out the second curst in the same way as the first, and center it over the pie. Trim the two crusts together around the edge of the pie plate using a small knife or kitchen scissors. Pinch the two crusts together. Make a decorative edge by pressing a piece of the dough in between the forefinger of one hand and the thumb and forefinger of the other.

Make 5 or 6 slashes in the crust to vent steam.


Bake pie for 50 minutes, or until the crust begins to brown. Paint the glaze all over the crust and bake 10 minutes, or until golden brown. Remove the pie from the oven and let it cool to room temperature before cutting.

BumbleBee
Mar 2nd, 2009, 07:49 PM
Oooh yum, that sounds delicious Mariana! I'll have to try it!
Spud addict, that pie also sounds good :)
Veganwitch, I heard it on the tv so I wasn't 100% sure if it was or not.

mariana
Mar 2nd, 2009, 07:59 PM
Oooh yum, that sounds delicious Mariana! I'll have to try it!
Spud addict, that pie also sounds good :)
Veganwitch, I heard it on the tv so I wasn't 100% sure if it was or not.
Let me know how it turns out if you decide to make it. :)

vegcurry
Mar 2nd, 2009, 08:18 PM
Seems like national pie week is a week early. It should be 3/14.

I'll happily celebrate National Pie Week for a fortnight if it means I can eat pies :o:D

BumbleBee
Mar 2nd, 2009, 09:46 PM
Let me know how it turns out if you decide to make it. :)

I'll make it on friday - the day I don't have work. And then I'll let you know! Thanks for the recipe by the way :)


I'll happily celebrate National Pie Week for a fortnight if it means I can eat pies :o:D

Haha I like your thinking!

mariana
Mar 2nd, 2009, 11:12 PM
I'll make it on friday - the day I don't have work. And then I'll let you know! Thanks for the recipe by the way :)

You're welcome. I hope you enjoy it! Eat a slice for me. :) (I'd love to celebrate pie week but I don't have an oven here. :()

Buddha Belly
Mar 2nd, 2009, 11:24 PM
hee hee an excuse to eat all the pies!

Cherry
Mar 2nd, 2009, 11:35 PM
I'll happily celebrate National Pie Week for a fortnight if it means I can eat pies :o:D

Me too :D

genisis
Mar 3rd, 2009, 11:34 AM
national pie week?? oh my goodness a week of pies how fantastic is that!
i LOVE pies in fact anything with pastry,im a real savoury addict :D:D


'mince' that as absorbed a good veg stock,leave it to go cold.
grate some raw potates in it.
add finely chopped onions,
seasoning and mixed herbs.
mix together well.
pastry of your choice cut into a circle the size of a small plate.
put mixture into middle of pasrty,seal it up into shape of cornish pasty.
put in oven and cook on medium heat till nice and golden.
done :smile::smile::smile::smile:

BumbleBee
Mar 3rd, 2009, 08:45 PM
You're welcome. I hope you enjoy it! Eat a slice for me.(I'd love to celebrate pie week but I don't have an oven here.)

Aww, you should get one of your friends to make some for you! :) hehe


national pie week?? oh my goodness a week of pies how fantastic is that!
i LOVE pies in fact anything with pastry,im a real savoury addict


'mince' that as absorbed a good veg stock,leave it to go cold.
grate some raw potates in it.
add finely chopped onions,
seasoning and mixed herbs.
mix together well.
pastry of your choice cut into a circle the size of a small plate.
put mixture into middle of pasrty,seal it up into shape of cornish pasty.
put in oven and cook on medium heat till nice and golden.
done

Ooh wow, I'm thinking on friday I should make this pie for dinner and Mariana's apple pie for desert :D

terem
Mar 4th, 2009, 12:59 AM
Reading this thread makes me want to make pies! I think I'm going to make that coconut cream pie I've been dreaming about.:rolleyes:

mariana
Mar 4th, 2009, 01:03 AM
Ooh wow, I'm thinking on friday I should make this pie for dinner and Mariana's apple pie for desert :D
Pie for dinner and dessert---that's genius! :D Now I'm really craving pie...maybe I'll have to buy a Clive's or something to celebrate pie week. :)

Gorilla
Mar 4th, 2009, 01:30 PM
Seems like national pie week is a week early. It should be 3/14.

British Pie Week is definitely this week, 2nd - 8th March. you must have a different one in the US.

although the whole thing seems to be invented by a pastry company...

i haven't made a proper pie for ages but i have been scoffing my way through a Co-op blackberry and apple pie this week.

ETA: i found this recipe for 'chicken' pot pie in the Animal Aid Meat-Free Month leaflet, scroll down to page 34: http://www.animalaid.org.uk/images/pdf/booklets/Meat-Free.pdf

Zero
Mar 4th, 2009, 03:44 PM
Leek & Mushroom Pie

1 onion
2 cloves garlic
1 lb leeks sliced into one inch slices
1 lb mushroom
bottle stout (e.g. Samuel Smith's Imperial Stout or other vegan stout or Ale)
Soy sauce
1 teaspoons yeast extract
1 oz flour
lb bag garden peas
block jus roll puff pastry


Finely chop the onion and cook until soft. Add the garlic and leeks - until the leeks begin to soften. Add the mushrooms, a dash of soy sauce and yeast extract.

When the juices have come out of the mushrooms make a roux with the flour, then slowly stir in the stout, you may need to dilute this with a little more water. Bring to the boil, and simmer for four mins, diluting a little with water if necessary.

Pre-heat the oven to 200c. Roll out the pastry to about inch thick and cut out the shape of your pie lid using the top of your pie dish as a guide. Place the filling into the pie dish while it is still hot and put it on the bottom shelf of your oven. Oil a baking tray, place your pie lid on it, brush with soya milk or water and put it in the top of the oven. Cook until it has puffed up and turned golden brown.


For Gluten Free I like the look of this recipe, although I haven't tried it - Click here (http://jeenaskitchen.blogspot.com/2008/12/vegan-mushroom-pie-recipe-gluten-free.html)

harpy
Mar 4th, 2009, 05:49 PM
Seems like national pie week is a week early. It should be 3/14.


:D I got your mathematical pun, veganwitch - eventually!

Zero's recipe would meet with the government's approval as they are trying to get us to stop having pastry all round our pies

http://www.guardian.co.uk/politics/2009/feb/20/pies-healthy-eating-food

Too bad the guidelines don't seem to mention eating less meat etc according to that report, but I suppose we haven't seen all of them yet.

Zero
Mar 4th, 2009, 09:01 PM
Haha, actually I usually make it with pastry all around it, I don't really follow recipes to the letter :D

bradders
Mar 5th, 2009, 12:16 AM
I think I might make some chilli pies this weekend. Seems like a good idea

Marrers
Mar 5th, 2009, 02:36 AM
'mince' that as absorbed a good veg stock,leave it to go cold.
What is the benefit in leaving it to go cold?

harpy
Mar 5th, 2009, 11:28 AM
Haha, actually I usually make it with pastry all around it


:eek: Better watch out for the pie police then!

I hardly ever make them but when I have them I quite like them to have pastry underneath because it soaks up the contents more - yum (wonders if there are any Clive's pies in the freezer).

Potato-topped pies are a not-too-sinful alternative which I imagine would still qualify for national pie week. I've posted my other half's lentil shepherd's pie recipe all over the place already so I won't do it again.

bradders
Mar 5th, 2009, 11:32 AM
pies have pastry all around and only stopped doing to save on flour.
Potato topped pies aren't pies, they're hotpots!

harpy
Mar 5th, 2009, 11:38 AM
Interesting - I thought a hotpot was more runny than a pie filling, more like a stew with potato on top? They're nice as well, whatever you call them: veg stew topped with thinly-sliced potato, mmm. (Or, indeed, with slices of bread.)

Gorilla
Mar 5th, 2009, 12:49 PM
:D I got your mathematical pun, veganwitch - eventually!

obviously far too clever for the rest of us. :o