Prep 25 mins
Cook 45 mins
Recipe posted for the Zaar World Tour. Another recipe from Moosewood.
- 2 1⁄2 cups chopped onions
- 3 tablespoons butter
- 8 cups chopped mushrooms
- 1 teaspoon dried thyme
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- lots fresh ground black pepper
- 8 ounces cream cheese
- 2 1⁄2 cups flour
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1⁄4 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup butter
- 1 cup sour cream
- flour, for coating the dough and board for rolling
- 1 egg
- 1 tablespoon milk
- Saute the onions in butter in a large skillet.
- When the onions are soft and translucent, add the mushrooms and thyme and suate for a few more minutes, until the mushrooms release their juices.
- Add the seasonings.
- Cut the cream cheese into small pieces and stir it into the mushrooms until it melts.
- Remove from the heat and set aside until crust is ready.
- Preheat oven to 400°F.
- For the crust, combine the flour, baking powder and salt in a large mixing bowl.
- Cut in the butter just enough to achieve a crumbly mix.
- Stir in the sour cream to form a soft dough.
- Generously dust the dough with flour and form into a ball.
- On a heavily floured surface, roll out 2/3 of the dough to fit a 10 inch pie plate.
- Trim the edges.
- Fill with the mushroom mixture.
- Roll out the remaining dough about 1/4 inch thick (Thicker than normal pie crust) and cut into strips 1 inch wide.
- Weave the strips into a lattice over the filling.
- Fold the ends of the lattice strips under the bottom crust, pinch the edges together, and flute.
- For the glaze, beat the egg and milk.
- With a pastry brush, thoroughly coat the pie crust. (You will have more glaze than you will need).
- Bake the pie for 25-35 minutes, until the crust is puffy and golden.
I really hate giving mediocre reviews but this one didn't float my boat (which surprises me because I absolutely adore mushrooms). I used a combination of white button and oyster mushrooms and followed the recipe exactly. The flavor of the filling was bland and just left a lot to be desired. However, the pie crust was very flaky and tasted great. So, although I won't be making the filling again, I will be using the pie crust recipe often. Thank you for sharing.
From two mushroom fanatics to you - thank you so much! This recipe was fantastic. I confess to using storebought crust the first time, just because I've had mediocre results with other similar recipes and didn't want to go to the trouble of making a special crust if that was going to happen again, but rest assured it did not. Next time I'll happily go the extra mile for this! I might lessen the thyme a little the next time as well, but I suspect that mine is stronger than most because I've caught myself saying the same thing for other recipes that have called for it. If I don't make this every week from now on, I will be very, very disappointed...
You'll have to make this dish when you are not in a rush lol! Although I found that the dough from the crust was a little soft and a bit hard to handle, it did bake out nicely, I did add in fresh garlic into the filling. This is a very tasty savory pie. thanks Bunny Mom!..Kitten