Friday, July 31, 2009

Food Friday Part 2

Ah, first we shall start with what became of the rest of the meatballs. First they were fried up with some onions and EVOO.

Then it was added to a pot with water, cauliflower, and corn to make a version of spicy soup.

This turned out yummy! It really brought out the flavor in the ground turkey.

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Now onto what you really want to know about . . . Pies!
I used THIS recipe for my home-made pie crust. I made this up yesterday and then left it in the fridge until I had time to make the pies, today. I did not take pictures of the dough making, because she has plenty for that. I will say that I didn't use anything special, but a spatula, a fork, and my hands to mix the dough.

Okie dokie, so I took the dough for the pie crust out of the fridge and warm up a little on the counter while I made my pie filling.

Here are very yummy, fresh cherries.

Which I pitted and chopped up, really it was more like carving it off of the pit. This made approximately three cups, because I had to save some cherries for me to eat. :)

I added 1/4th cup of sugar.

1 tsp of corn starch

A dash of lemon juice and mixed it all together.

Going back to my dough. First I halved it and took one half and rolled it out. I used a Tupperware dish to make circles for the bottom of the pie crust.

I sprayed the cupcake pan and put the pie crust in. Then spooned cherry filling into them. I cut little strips of the crust dough and made lattice lines on the top of the pies.

For the other half of the dough, I wanted to try something like THIS. So I rolled out half of the half I had left and placed it on a sprayed pizza pan.

I used just a can of sliced peaches for my filling, as these often have plenty of sweetener in them.

I made a layer of peaches on the bottom dough.

I covered it with another piece of similar size. and poked little air holes with my fork.

After baking at 375 degrees for about 40 minutes, the pies. They bubbled over just a tad!

Due to bubbling over, this is the only mini pie that came out in one piece.

The others look like this in a bowl, because the berry juice made the pies stick horribly inside the little cupcake pan.

Peach slab, all done.

I tried a piece of it.

Pie verdict: Definitely an improvement on my liking crust. This tasted much better than the *cough*crap*cough* that we usually buy in the stores. This would be delicious heated up with some vanilla ice cream. Going to have to do something about the horrible sticking though . . . maybe foiled cupcake liners??

Peach Pie Slab verdict: Good, I didn't think it needed the glaze. Could have been baked a little longer though. I do think the glaze might work with the pastries I tried before though.

Overall, positive baking experience!


  1. Even the berry pies that didn't turn out look good, good job :)

  2. i love the idea of mini pies. It definitely helps with portions, cause if you put that big pie in front of me, I'm likely to gobble it all up in one sitting ;-)!

  3. Did you spray/rub something on the tins before putting the crust in, or did they stick even with precautionary measures.

  4. Oooh the peach slab and cherry tarts are making me drool - they look delicious!